1999. Italy/USA/Great Britain. Julie Taymor. 162 min.
Monday, October 7, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1999. Italy/USA/Great Britain. Directed by Julie Taymor. With Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming. One of the most visually striking Shakespeare adaptations ever made, Taymor’s film is greatly enhanced by Ferretti’s stylized, classical vision of a Fascist Italy. The arena of the opening scene was shot in Croatia, but the rest of picture was filmed in Rome, mostly at real locations, “reinvented” by Ferretti and with lighting by Luciano Tovoli. Never before has the Palazzo della Civiltà e del Lavoro (aka the modern Colosseum) been portrayed in such an evocative way. 162 min.