1980. I hear The strain of strutting chanticleer Cry, Cock-a-diddle-dow. Warren Clarke is a monstrous and diverting Caliban, devoid…. Ariel is amazing a mix of acting and film techniques. Film data from TMDb. Not Rated. But once the action moves to the island, the performances are strong enough to bring sense to the dialogue and clarity to the story. Helen Mirren okay as Prospero and the guy who plays Ariel is incredible. The film offers a serviceable rendering of the play for students or others interested in getting a taste of the original work. The idea of a play on a remote island is cool. Gregory Doran 2016 Production. First, it is very studio-bound, giving a feeling of flatness to the proceedings (compare to the Derek Jarman version a year earlier, or the 1950s version with Maurice Evans). Featuring. You'd need to know the play to comment in depth on this adaptation, but it certainly makes you want to explore it further. A Tour de Force and another stunning piece from Julie Taymor. FERDINAND Where should this music be? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2020. Prospero contrives his revenge. some films are not on tmdb, some may have been mismatched or simply not found when importing into…, After watching Coriolanus, I was inspired to make a list of all the films inspired by the works of one…, The goal is to watch at least one adaptation of each of Shakespeare's works before the end of the…, A as of now as complete as can be as of 5/17/19 (Initial date of creation), list of what you…, If you adapt a Shakespeare play (in any way) I'll watch it. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. All these should be present in a good adaptation. I felt that the relationship between Prospera and Ariel was particularly affecting, the genderswitch of the main character bringing out a maternal affection that for the spirit that is obviously lacking in other interpretations. A handful of notable films for each play. As were all the layers of betrayal, which were somewhat mirrored by the slave-master relationships at play. Prospera is usurped by her brother and sent off with her child on a ship. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 July 2019. ", "Everyone ends up in the same damned place. Report this film. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. The opening scene is hard to decipher with the actors' shouting their lines over stormy sound effects. Ariel and Caliban share the honours for the most mercurial performances, the former (Ben Whishaw) benefiting from some extraordinary CGI which made it seem like a meaningful opening out of what the play is. IMDb The words are absolutely beautiful because they are Shakespeare but all the actors are superb the colours the textures the framing of the shots are absolutely beautiful. to the island. 2019 - Watching All 37 BBC Shakespearean Films, (almost) every title from worldscinema.org, Musicals, Plays, Films on BroadwayHD *Newly Updated 2020 March.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. 1980 © Letterboxd Limited. 63. The lines - many of which have been taken on as figures of speech - are superbly recited, the switch from male to female of the main character seems wonderfully justified by Helen Mirren. If you are looking for an introduction to the wonderful Shakespearean play "The Tempest", I would not suggest starting with this particular production. It does have its moments, but for the most part, it misses a lot of the marks it aims for. This is totally enchanting. For anyone wanting to see a fresh rendering of The Tempest I urge you to buy this DVD.

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