Hamlet (1948) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Laurence Olivier and produced by Anthony Bushell, Herbert Smith and Reginald Beck.
Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Laurence Olivier||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Jean Simmons||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Roger K. Furse; Set Decoration: Carmen Dillon||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Roger K. Furse||Won|
|Best Director||Laurence Olivier||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||William Walton||Nominated|
|Best Picture||J. Arthur Rank-Two Cities Films||Won|
Hamlet (1948): A Medieval Film NoirBy Amanda Garrett on Mar 1, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films
Today, I'm commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death a bit early (it's April 23) with a look at Laurence Olivier's film noir-inspired take on the bard's great tragedy, Hamlet. This article is part of the In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Blogathon hosted by MovieMovieBlogBl... Read full article
Hamlet (1948)By Beatrice on Apr 10, 2015 From Flickers in Time
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Hamlet (1)By RBuccicone on Oct 15, 2010 From MacGuffin Movies
Hamlet (1948) ???? In making Hamlet, Laurence Olivier was credited?with, more than anyone else, introducing Shakespeare to the mass public at the time, and rightfully so. Not only does Olivier star in this film adaptation of a brooding young man attempting to prove his uncle murdered his father in p... Read full article
Hamlet (1948)By Judy on Jul 10, 2010 From Movie Classics
Laurence Olivier as Hamlet I’m not going to say a lot about this film,?but, as part of my mini-Shakespeare season,?just wanted briefly?to?record that I’ve re-watched the Olivier Hamlet?and enjoyed it very much – it is?much better than his first Shakespearean film role in As You Lik... Read full article
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Polonius, Lord Chamberlain: By the mass, 'tis like a camel indeed.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Methinks it looks like a weasel.
Marcellus: [referring to the Ghost] Peace, break thee off. Look where it comes again!
Bernardo: In the same figure, like the dead King Hamlet.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Oh, that this too, too solid flesh would melt!
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Because they wanted to aim at a wider public in Hamlet than they had in The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France, Sir Laurence Olivier and text adaptor Alan Dent modernized and/or clarified several obscure phrases in the play: "The cock, that is the trumpet to the morn" became "The cock, that is the herald to the morn", "recks not his own rede" became "minds not his own creed", "In the same figure, like the King that's dead" became "in the same figure, like the dead King Hamlet", and "It may be, very like" became "It may be, very likely", among others.
Stanley Holloway was an 11th-hour choice; the actor who was supposed to play the grave digger, F.J. McCormick, died shortly before filming.
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