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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Created by Aleem Merani Rosencrantz Do you think Death could possibly be a boat Guildenstern No no no Death is not Death isnt Take my meaning Death is the ultimate negative Not-being You cant not be on a boat Rosencrantz Ive frequently not been on boats Guildenstern No no What youve been is not on boats 1 The movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard is one of the most unique and inspriging films Ive ever seen The film deals with a primary notion of existentialism echoed from the original play from which it derived Hamlet by William Shakespeare specifically from soliloquy of Hamlets where he questions life to be or not to be Hamlet III I 57 however it has been adapted to its own story Rosencrantz and Guildenstern play the game of questions throughout the movie which involves asking consecutive questions one after the other to each other until someone says something like a statement rather than a question at which time the other person gains a point Many of the questions relate to life and death such as the quotes above These two characters are portrayed as two people who are in this world this play in which they have no real importance and do not act until they are put in a position to For example in the beginning scene of this movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern travel across a mountainous area on horseback and Guildenstern finds a gold coin on the ground tossing it 92 consecutive times to come up with heads The useless results continue up until the point they meet the Player King He claims that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are now his audience thus finally giving them some purpose in the play Since they are no characters with purpose they embrace it entering the world of Hamlet realizing that they are sent to spy on him for King Claudius Hamlets Uncle Father
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