Caesar Must Die (2012)

PAOLO TAVIANI, VITTORIO TAVIANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Cesare deve morire Italy, 2012.  Kaos Cinematografica, Stemal Entertainment, Le Talee, La Ribalta-Centro Studi Enrico Maria Salerno, Rai Cinema. Screenplay by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, based on the play by William Shakespeare. Cinematography by Simone Zampagni. Produced by Grazia Volpi. Music by Giuliano…

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The Tragedy Of Macbeth (2021)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2021. A24, IAC Films. Screenplay by Joel Coen, based on the play by William Shakespeare. Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel. Produced by Joel Coen, Robert Graf, Frances McDormand. Music by Carter Burwell. Production Design by Stefan Dechant. Costume Design by Mary Zophres. Film Editing by Joel Coen,…

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Hamlet (1969)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Filmways Pictures, Woodfall Film Productions.  Screenplay by Tony Richardson, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Hans Gottschalk, Neil Hartley, Leslie Linder, Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Patrick Gowers.  Production Design by Jocelyn Herbert.  Costume Design by Philippe Pickford. …

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Falstaff (1965)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  Chimes At Midnight France/Spain/Switzerland, 1965.  Internacional Films, Alpine Films.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the book by Raphael Holinshed, and the plays of William Shakespeare. Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Angel Escolano, Emiliano Piedra, Harry Saltzman.  Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino.  Production Design by Mariano Erdoiza.  Costume Design by Orson…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 2014.  Londinium Films, Ealing Studios Entertainment, Ealing Studios.  Play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Lynn Hendee, Ben Latham-Jones.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Es Devlin.  Costume Design by Constance Hoffman.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.   Not a film adaptation but a filmed performance of Julie Taymor’s production for Theatre…

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Prospero’s Books (1991)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/Italy/Japan, 1991.  Allarts, Cinéa, Caméra One, Penta Film, Elsevier-Vendex Film Beheer, Channel 4 International, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Canal+, NHK, Pierson, Heldring & Pierson N.V., Palace Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway, based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Music by…

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Macbeth (2015)

JUSTIN KURZEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 2015.  See-Saw Films, DMC Film, Anton Capital Entertainment, Film 4, Creative Scotland, Studio Canal.  Screenplay by Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie, Todd Louiso, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw. Produced by Iain Canning, Laura Hastings-Smith, Emile Sherman.  Music by Jed Kurzel.  Production Design by Fiona Crombie.  Costume Design…

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All Night Long (1962)

BASIL DEARDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1962.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Nel King, Paul Jarrico, based on the play Othello by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife.  Produced by Michael Relph, Bob Roberts.  Music by Philip Green.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John D. Guthridge. Shakespeare’s Othello is loosely updated to an anniversary…

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The Tempest (2010)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2010.  Miramax, TalkStory Productions, Artemis Films, Mumbai Mantra Media, Prologue Films, Chartoff Hendee Productions, Chartoff Productions, Touchstone Pictures. Screenplay by Julie Taymor, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Lynne Hendee, Jason K. Lau, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Julie Taymor.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design…

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Hamlet Goes Business (1987)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Finland, 1987.  Villealfa Filmproduction Oy.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki, based on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Aki Kaurismaki.  Music by Elmore James.  Production Design by Pertti Hilkamo.  Costume Design by Tuula Hilkamo.  Film Editing by Raija Talvio. Aki Kaurismaki applies his humorously brittle style to Shakespeare in this adaptation…

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Romeo And Juliet (1968)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Italy, 1968.  BHE Films, Verona Produzione, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Franco Brusati, Masolino D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.   Produced by John Brabourne, Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by…

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The Taming Of The Shrew (1967)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/USA, 1967.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Royal Films International, F.A.I..  Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, Paul Dehn, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Elizabeth Taylor.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor.   The…

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