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The Tempest (2010)

The Tempest
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Jude Akuwudike Jude Akuwudike
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Reeve Carney Reeve Carney
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David Strathairn David Strathairn
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Alan Cumming Alan Cumming
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Chris Cooper Chris Cooper
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Helen Mirren Helen Mirren
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Julie Taymor Julie Taymor
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The Tempest

2 years, 2 months ago at Dec 31 2:19
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on/And our little life is rounded with a sleep.”   Julie Taymor’s reading of The Tempest is heavy on the dreams, but light on the second half’s understanding of eventual surrender and quietness. The Tempest is an elegy and a humbling, and the play is one of the richest in both characters and visuals in William Shakespeare’s canon. It’s a damn sh... read more
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Description: In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's mystical thriller "The Tempest," Academy Award(R)-nominated Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe," "Frida," "Titus") brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar(R) winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen"). Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the ... (more)
Release date: 7 January 2011
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““We are such stuff as dreams are made on/And our little life is rounded with a sleep.”   Julie Taymor’s reading of The Tempest is heavy on the dreams, but light on the second half’s understanding of eventual surrender and quietness. The Tempest is an elegy and a humbling, and the play is one of the richest in both characters and visuals in William Shakespeare’s canon. It’s a damn shame then that Taymor took so much of it literal, fails to modulate her admittedly fervent imagination, and seems completely at odds with the poetic acceptance of mortality.   Taymor’s The Tempest doesn’t just fail to go quietly into the dying light, it doesn’t just rage against it, but goes completely unhinged at every opportunity. Credit must be given for the boldness of her vision, comm” read more

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