Category Archives: Film Classics

Dust to dust

A couple of days ago, I decided to watch again, for about the umpteenth time, Kenneth Branagh’s film of Hamlet. It is a lavish 1996 production featuring some excellent performances as well as some tragic miscasts: Gérard Depardieu, Charlton Heston, and —alas!— … Continue reading

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Family Matters: “The Godfather” and Greek Tragedy

It may be that the Great American Novel has yet to be written, although The Great Gatsby, which we touched on in last week’s post, is as good a contender for the title as any. When it comes to  the Great … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Plato

The web is abuzz with, ahem, mixed reactions to Baz Luhrmann’s latest motion picture extravaganza — the $127m 3D film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. I haven’t seen the movie yet, and so I’ll duly refrain from … Continue reading

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