i can’t stop laughing at this (x)
andrew looks like he’s thinking “what the fuck did you do with your hair dude??? What about your Sherlock hair??? wHAT ABOUT YOUR SHERLOCK HAIR YOU DEEPSHIT I WON’T ACCEPT YOU WEARING A WIG”
If you’ve all got texts, please ignore them.
Cat doesn’t know what to do with the butterfly that flew on its paw.
I can’t breathe I’m laughing too hard
this was the best opening scene to a movie I have ever seen
2014 09 09 - Toronto - TIFF ’ The Imitation Game ’ Premiere Red Carpet by George Pimentel
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Caption : TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends “The Imitation Game” premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 9, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel)
We watched Hamlet at the Berliner Ensemble and
The prologue had Hamlet reciting To be or not to be in a bolt mixing of German and English. Hamlet’s father running around the stage naked, and Gertrude drinking the blood of Hamlet’s father. It was quite shocking.
What followed was a mix of Shakespeare meets American Psycho with two angels interrupting the drama to sing songs about love and longing. Sounds crude, but it worked in big parts.
All actors were absolutely fantastic. I liked that they made the play as much Ophelia’s story as Hamlets. Sometimes she feels like a pawn in the games of the others until she wents mad. Here she was more graspable. A young woman in love, who is thrown around by the ambition and madness of those around her and gets lost in it.
It had a very interesting rendering of To be or not to be.
Patrick BatemanHamlet was literally showering in Polonius blood, dissecting him and then throwing around his intestines and talking to his brain, which was also thrown around. That was the scene that I was afraid of before, but it works really great. Christopher Nell is an amazing Hamlet, who can be terrifying and lovely and brainy and mad and vulnerable. While very often this monologue shows the fragility of Hamlet’s mind and his insecurity, this version layed bare how insane he is.
The whole staging was great in its boldness. Where Shakespeare is ambiguous (and that’s what I love about the text!), they weren’t afraid to make decisions. Hamlet is truly mad, Gertrude knows that she is poisoned, Hamlet and Ophelia were lovers. I think they cut and/or re-arranged nearly half of the text. I’m surprised that the play still runs 3 1/2 hours.
The play was very physical as well and has a huge stage-fight between Hamlet and Laertes that could easily be part of a movie, with both actors throwing each others into walls and over tables and using everything at their hands.
The only downsides for me were, that the moving set-decoration is sometimes a bit too much and the Brechtian part, where they have to have the angles interrupting the play with their singing. That was unnecessary and took away from the amazing actors.
All in all I had a great evening. :D
P.S. There was one scene were Laertes was throwing a huge axe at Hamlet that had me gasping. That was close!
Seeing all those Coriolanus pics brings up so many memories *sniff*