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The movie of Hamlet was an excellent as far as book-movies go I believe it was produced with focus reason and logic Thecharacters were also portrayed with a good interpretation There were several changes to the play compared to the bookalthough the movie was done in such a way that they were not particularly missed from the movies point of viewAlthough from my point of view after reading the book there were several somewhat important scenes and elements missingThe first scene in particular was missed This played a part in setting the stage and was part of the whole theme throughout thewhole play It was in this scene that the ghost of Hamlet Sr was first seen and where much of the plot developed Hamlet Srtold Hamlet Jr that he had been killed by Claudius and that he must have revenge Hamlet Jr being the person to avenge himIn the book this carried on throughout the rest of the play and without it the plot was not as concrete from the beginning The dumb-play and play for the king and court was compressed In the movie it consisted of primarily just a dumb-show andthen the king got mad It should have included that first and still had a whole play in which special lines inserted by Hamlet Jrwere to be read This did not have a dramatic affect on the way the plot was presented in the movie but was just noticeableAs far as the casting and setting is concerned I believe that the director did an excellent job Obviously this coming fromHollywood kind of gives it advantages to all previous presentations Mel Gibson was a great choice for Hamlet because he isgood actor and played his part wonderfully The other characters were portrayed in a good way too Sound effects and music were very key in this production It added so much more life and feeling to the presentation ascompared to various others I
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