Hamlet, also known as hamlet 2000, is a 2000 american drama film written and directed by michael almereyda, set in contemporary new york city, and based on the shakespeare play of the same name. Hamlet 2 2008 full movie streaming hd video dailymotion. In the irreverent comedy, a failed actorturnedworsehighschooldrama teacher steve coogan. A world premiere at and the comedy smash of the 2008 sundance film festival. If theres anyone hamlet could forgive its his fathers murderers, hamlet s mother and uncle. Branaghs hamlet wants to show us how important the play is by making it as huge as possible, while still keeping the faith with the original text.
Everything you need to know about hamlet 2 movie 2008. Hamlet 2 was filmed primarily at a new mexico high school from september to october 2007. His home life is equally shambolic, with his hostile and unhappy wife catherine keener having an affair with their lodger david arquette. Hamlet 2 soundtrack from 2008, composed by various artists, ralph sall. The movie humorously asks the viewer to consider 2 things. Sometimes an idea could be so bad, it starts to turn good. Character studies character studies michael davies. Hamlet 2 is a problematic film that has some fun moments, but in the end its too much of a mess. Hamlet 2 trailer b 2008 the hit, the very palpable hit of the 2008 sundance film festival, hamlet 2 is an irreverent comedy centering on one teachers overzealous quest to mount a high school musical. Uta independent film group and wme global jointly represent us rights. The humor has an illimitable ardor for defecating on political correctness but it has a similar indifference toward any sort of continuity in. Exact dates are unknown, but scholars agree that shakespeare published hamlet between 1601 and 1603. Hamlet 2 is a 2008 american comedy film directed by andrew fleming, written by fleming and pam brady, and starring steve coogan, catherine keener, amy poehler, and david arquette.
Additionally, the comedy gets kind of raunchy at times and seems to be done only for shock value. Hamlet is shocked to find his mother already remarried to his uncle claudius, the dead kings brother. Add that to a youd better pack a lunch running time and you get a hamlet thats been supersized and modernized for an audience that likes all things big and bold. Hamlet the movie the time period in which the play and the movie take place in are similar.
Its available to watch on tv, online, tablets, phone. Unit objectives hamlet through viewing laurence oliviers, franco zeffirellis, and kenneth branaghs film versions of shakespeares hamlet, students will see how one director interprets the text of the play. A failed actorturnedworsehighschool drama teacher steve coogan rallies his tuscon, az students as he conceives and stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to shakespeares hamlet. And hamlet is even more surprised when his fathers ghost appears and declares that he was murdered. Hamlet bruce ramsay directs and stars in a modestly inventive but curiously bloodless version of the bards timeless tragedy. In this irreverent comedy, a failed actorturnedworsehighschooldrama teacher coogan rallies his tucson, az students as he conceives and stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to shakespeares hamlet. Andrew flemings hamlet 2, a hot potato at this years sundance film festival which was purchased by focus features, takes nothing seriously and that should be taken both literally and pervasively. In hamlet 2, the play within the movie, hamlet forgives his father, but hamlet has nothing for which to forgive his father in shakespeares play.
I have seen gcse productions with more pulse than this dead donkey. As with his famous adaptations of shakespeares italian plays in the 1960s, franco zeffirelli made setting a major character in his 1990 film version of hamlet. Sep 15, 2010 the only adaptation of the full and uncut play is the kenneth branagh version, hamlet 1996, and this one has the most celebrity walk on appearances billy crystal, robin williams, charlton heston, etc. The plays plot is also referenced in other ways, including alexanders hatred for and confrontation with his new stepfather. What hamlet 2 rated r for language including sexual references, brief nudity and some drug content lacks in good taste it makes up for in energy and audacity. The theme of the movie is how we deal with unresolved childhood issues with our parents, when these issues confront us in adult life. The shop class builds him a time machine, and he brings back the dead characters, plus jesus, einstein and the very much alive hillary clinton. Released on august 27, 2008 in this irreverent comedy, a failed actorturnedworsehighschooldramateacher rallies his tucson, az students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to shakespeares hamlet. In the 2008 comedy hamlet 2 a teacher creates a sequel to hamlet in an effort to save his schools drama program. If theres anyone hamlet could forgive its his fathers murderers, hamlets mother and uncle.
It was directed by tony richardson and based on his own stage production at the roundhouse theatre in london. Loaded with ideas some amusing, some daring hamlet 2 which premiered at sundance is a cheeky comedy that doesnt quite hits its mark. The film, a departure from bigbudget hollywood renditions of classics, was made with a small budget and a very minimalist set, consisting of renaissance fixtures and costumes in a dark, shadowed space. Q1 of hamlet, or the first quarto as it is also called, is a short early text of the shakespearean play. Arguably shakespeares most famous play, hamlet is studied widely at universities internationally. Hamlet 2 2008 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The first hamlet filmed in colour, this film stars nicol williamson as prince hamlet. Released by bulletproof entertainment in 2008 bpf1045 containing music from hamlet 2 2008. Any creative person will tell you, you gotta go a little crazy to make great fucking art. Screenplay, introduction and film diary shakespeare, william on. Watch hamlet 2 starring steve coogan in this music on directv. Get free homework help on william shakespeares hamlet. Although the movie was released centuries after the play was written, the movie reflected the era that it was created in. The result is hamlet 2, a hilariously irreverent comedy that should be released in august 2008.
A character explicitly tells alexander that he is not hamlet. A spoof on the typical story of bringing inner city and privileged youth together to succeed, this offbeat comedy contains a hilarious musical finale. Apr 22, 2008 hamlet 2 trailer 2008 a world premiere at and the comedy smash of the 2008 sundance film festival. It was produced by eric eisner, leonid rozhetskin, and aaron ryder. Hamlet 2 stars the british comedian steve coogan, who with this film and the current tropic thunder may develop a fan base in america. Directed by andy fleming and starring steve coogan, catherine keener, amy poehler and david arquette. From the same people that brought you little miss sunshine, hamlet 2 is the story of dana marschz, a high school drama teacher facing the cancellation of his program. It is important to remember that these films are interpretations of shakespeares plays. A failedactorturneddramateacher attempts to save his high schools drama program by putting on an original work called hamlet 2. Hamlet 2 2008 hapless high school theater teacher dana marschz steve coogan writes pretentious musical adaptations of hollywood blockbusters for his indifferent students to perform.
On paper, it feels like it should be a walk in the park or, rather, south park, on which one of hamlet 2 s cowriters worked. Hamlet is shocked to find his mother already remarried to his uncle claudius, the dead kings. Coogan s hamlet 2 director andrew fleming will helm the story about a celebrity and his more reserved partner who are hosting a dinner party when a youngster turns up claiming to be the grandson the celebrity never knew he had. Whats the story a world premiere at and the comedy smash of the 2008 sundance film festival. In the irreverent comedy, a failed actorturnedworsehighschooldrama teacher steve coogan rallies his tucson, az students as he conceives and stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to shakespeares hamlet. Aug 22, 2008 watch the movie trailer for hamlet 2 2008. Fortinbras can be excised with minimal textual difficulty, and so a major decision for the director of hamlet, on stage or on screen, is whether or not to in. Overview of hamlet 2, 2008, directed by andrew fleming, with steve coogan, catherine keener, david arquette, at turner classic movies. The full conflated text of hamlet can run to four hours in performance, so most film adaptations are heavily cut, sometimes by removing entire characters. William shakespeares hamlet follows the young prince hamlet home to denmark to attend his fathers funeral. Pam brady who was cowriter of south park has worked with andy fleming on a script for the cinema. Hapless high school theater teacher dana marschz steve coogan writes pretentious musical adaptations of hollywood blockbusters for his indifferent students to perform. The conclusion of hamlet in act 5, scene 2 is, similar to many of shakespeares tragedies, a high body count. Yerxa was up at sundance with the steve coogan comedy hamlet 2, which was rushed into completion for the festto his credit, geoff gilmore pushed.974 1349 216 840 909 1429 767 160 1435 1509 82 1041 248 721 1307 983 1019 239 1596 941 282 717 147 935 37 455 912 868 559 968 620 386