Friday, September 26, 2008

Not-So-Silent Hamlet

Hamlet: The Drama of Vengeance [Hamlet: Ein Rachedrama]. Dir. Svend Gade. Perf. Asta Neilsen. 1920. Videocassette. Sunland Video, n.d.

Durante, Jimmmy. "Who will be with you when I'm so far away?" The Great Schnozzle. Asv Living Era, 1998.

I'm sorry, but I couldn't resist posting this. In inserting English title cards, I'm finding it necessary to change the sound track. This is an experiment that puts a completly-inappropriate soundtrack onto a clip from the film. It actually works pretty well!

Clip Removed for being too, too silly. 

Thank you. 

—Bardfilm's Management.

Thanks, Jimmy Durante, for the lovely song. And goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.

Links: The Film at IMDB. N.B.: IMDB lists the date as 1921, but all the scholarly sources I checked—Rothwell, Sammons, et cetera—list 1920 as the date.

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