catalog Code: EFC D 136
Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeares play Hamlet, directed by and starring Sir Laurence Oliver. Hamlet was Olivers second film as director, and also the second of his three Shakespeare films. Olivers Hamlet is the Shakespeare film that has received the most prestigious accolades. Winning the Academy Awards for the Best Pictures and Best Actor. However, it proved controversial among Shakespeare purists. Who felt that Oliver had made too many alteration and excisions to the four-hour play by cutting nearly two hours worth of content.
Genre: World Cinema