REVIEW: “The Tempest” (*)

Posted by · 3:52 am · September 11th, 2010

Venice Film Festival If any one title in the Shakespeare library has been sufficiently fiddled about with on screen, it’s “The Tempest,” among the most tonally malleable of his comedies, and a fantasy that gifts filmmakers with obvious opportunities for spectacle. “Forbidden Planet,” a terrific 1956 sci-fi riff on the play, perhaps took this adaptability […]

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Taymor’s ‘Tempest’ to bookend Venice fest

Posted by · 9:56 am · July 26th, 2010

Days after naming Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” as the festival’s curtain-raiser, the Venice Film Festival’s have picked another not-entirely-expected title to close the fest on September 11: Julie Taymor’s long-delayed Shakespeare adaptation, “The Tempest.” The decision to bookend proceedings with highly anticipated U.S. productions suggests the Venice brass are aiming for higher star wattage on […]

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