The Fifteen Minute Hamlet

Austin Pendleton’s Hamlet recorded on a reel of hand-cranked sound film and therefore “expurgated, accelerated, improved and reduced,” a rebuke of the cinema truncations, realized with great ingenuity and a Steadicam and a number of Rope tricks.

There is scarcely a Fortinbras because there always is, and there is a Shakespeare dutifully stitching the edited bits by hand (cf. Godard’s King Lear).