Another Hamlet of note is from the Soviet Union. Grigori Kozintsev released Hamlet in 1964, and this film and King Lear are his two most famous films. The film’s cinematography is foreboding, and Dmitri Shostakovich, one of the great composers of the 20th century, wrote the music. None other than Laurence Olivier extolled Innokenti Smoktunovsky’s performance in the title role. Those who feel that only Anglophones can give good Shakespeare interpretations would be well-advised to watch Kozintsev’s Hamlet.
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