Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 21

Movie: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Starring: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth
Genre: Comedy
Year: 1990
Format: online

Plot: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have been summons to Demark by the king to help figure out what is making Hamlet so depressed.  When they fail to do so, they are ordered to take him to England.  But neither of them remembers why or how they got involved.

Rosencrantz represents instinct in this film, and Guildenstern logic.
Their interaction with the rest of the court happens only through their original scenes from the play Hamlet, thus confusing both the two characters and sometimes the movie viewers.
This is shown more then once when they leave a room and end up returning to the same spot, thinking they have gone in circles but it's clear that time has past.

It to me has to do with loyalty and trust.  Hamlet  no longer believes that he can trust the people he loves to be honest.

What do I think I learned from this film?
This movie is one big question about time and reality.  What you see is not always the truth of the matter, and sometimes not always what you get.

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