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.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Not a film adaptation but a filmed performance of Julie…

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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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Hamlet (1990)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 1990.  Canal+, Carolco Pictures, Icon Productions, Marquis, Nelson Entertainment, Sovereign Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Richard…

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

FRED M. WILCOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Irving Block, Allen Adler, Screenplay by Cyril Hume, based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Nicholas Nayfack.  Production Design by Irving Block, Mentor Huebner.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   Here’s the Gone With The Wind…

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