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Just noticed this... - Hamlet versions
Posted by: ScarletBea (
Date: February 14, 2007 08:49PM

I'm re-reading Something Rotten *again*, and I noticed (can't remember if I'd noticed before or if someone has already mentioned this - I did a search and couldn't find it), anyway, I noticed that when Hamlet first wants to see his play in the 'normal world', Thursday tells him to watch the Mel Gibson version, as it's the more 'action like'.
Then Hamlet asks who plays Ophelia and she says "Helena Bonham Carter".
However, Helena plays Ophelia in the Kenneth Branagh version (great, which I've seen) and not in the Mel Gibson version (dunno, never watched it).

Was that on purpose or a glibber?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/14/2007 08:49PM by ScarletBea.

Re: Just noticed this... - Hamlet versions
Posted by: MuseSusan (
Date: February 14, 2007 10:56PM

Uh-oh. You'd better tell Jasper, so he can put it in the upgrades.

Re: Just noticed this... - Hamlet versions
Posted by: PrinzHilde (
Date: February 15, 2007 02:18AM

I just looked it up on IMDB, and they say Helena Bonham Carter played in the Mel gibson version, whereas Branagh's Ophelia was Kate Winslet...

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Re: Just noticed this... - Hamlet versions
Posted by: ScarletBea (
Date: February 15, 2007 10:25AM


Oh my god, you are right!!!!!

But... but.... Helena AND Mel Gibson???? It just doesn't sound right.... I guess my brain didn't accept that and casted the right people in the right film.

As excuse I only have the fact that Kenneth's film is from 96, so more than 10 years ago... in 10 years the brain has lots of latitude ;)

(I also really like Kate, but I suppose 10 years ago she wasn't that much known, so my brain didn't register... I think... )

Re: Just noticed this... - Hamlet versions
Posted by: Puck (
Date: February 19, 2007 04:50AM

The Kenneth Branagh Hamlet? Don't get me started... (the chandalier? what was he thinking?!!!) Seriously, someone needs to put that man on a stage and NOT let him play with special effects!

Metaphors be with you!

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