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Much Ado About Nothing [1993 film] (1993)

de Kenneth Branagh (Director/Screenwriter)

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With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing (111 min.).… (més)
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111 min
  herriot | Sep 7, 2018 |
Viel Lärm um nichts
[Much Ado About Nothing]

Kenneth Branagh – Benedick
Emma Thompson – Beatrice

Robert Sean Leonard – Claudio
Kate Beckinsale – Hero
Richard Briers – Leonato
Denzel Washington – Don Pedro
Keanu Reeves – Don John
Michael Keaton – Dogberry

Adapted for the screen by Kenneth Branagh
Directed by Kenneth Branagh


First released, 1993.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2009.
106 min. Colour. Dolby Digital 2.0. 16:9 Widescreen (1.85:1).

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This is the perfect adaptation of Shakespeare, which means it is better than the play. The original is heavily cut but is hardly the worse for that. Beatrice and Benedick are more charming when they are less verbose. The blank-verse tirades of Leonato and Friar Francis are rather magnificent, but I am not sorry two thirds of them are missing. Likewise, the laboured humour in prose of Don Pedro and Claudio is all the better for some abridgement. Adaptation is an art. This is one of its masterpieces. You should, of course, keep in mind that Shakespeare’s characters are somewhat different on the page or stage.

For once, Kenneth Branagh has done a great job in all departments. Even his histrionics somehow look inevitable. He makes for a delightful Benedick and, so good is his diction, you could easily write down the whole part. The play is modernized with impeccable taste: it is transferred to green and sunny nineteenth-century Italy, not to some dull and drab country of dubious origin. There are plenty of breathtakingly beautiful outdoor scenes. Kenneth’s direction in general is apt to suffer from too much motion, too few close-ups and some rather misguided visual angles (cf. As You Like It and Sleuth), but all these are largely absent here. The party with the masks and the eavesdropping in the garden could not have been done better.

Emma Thompson is, of course, wonderful. From her gorgeous tan to her flawless delivery of the text, there is nothing in her performance that can be improved. The great Richard Briers does his usual superb job on the screen (cf. his stunning Polonius in Branagh’s Hamlet); for once, it’s a pity so many of Leonato’s lines are cut. Robert Sean Leonard is rather disappointing in his dramatic scenes, most notably in the church where he is perfectly ridiculous, but otherwise he is more than passable. Kate Beckinsale has little to do as Hero except being there and looking pretty. She does both marvellous well.

I am not impressed with the lots of negative criticism of the Hollywood contingent in this movie. Keanu Reeves is the only truly disappointing member of the gang. He counts too much on being sullen. But Don John is hardly the most interesting character even in the original play, still less in the movie. Denzel Washington is an excellent Don Pedro. He adds depth to the character which is inherent in the text but seldom recognised. Note the scene when he proposes to Beatrice. Beautifully done! Then there is Michael Keaton who all but steals the show. He produces some outrageous voice and his words are barely intelligible. But who cares? Keaton’s grimaces, gestures, hair, mock riding, terrorizing Verges, Borachio and Conrade: it’s all priceless. He never fails to crack me up. That’s exactly what Dogberry should do.

The only competition around seems to be the 1984 BBC adaptation. It is one of the better achievements in the series, but it hardly ranks with Branagh’s masterpiece. The sets are pleasant but typically stagy, with some rather horrible background paintings. The text is much fuller, yet minor cuts for no good reason abound (for example, Benedick’s cynical answer to Claudio’s “Can the world buy such a jewel?”). Robert Lindsay is just as fine a Benedick as he was Edmund in the 1983 King Lear with Olivier. This is to say he is fantastic. He leaves the text to do the job and keeps the gymnastics and the shouting to the minimum. Unfortunately, Cherie Lunghi is nowhere near as good a Beatrice. Jon Finch is a cool Don Pedro, far better than his Macbeth for Polanski 13 years earlier, but he tends to overdo his comic lines. Katharine Levy is a disappointingly mechanical Hero, but Lee Montague is a fine Leonato of almost tragic proportions. Vernon Dobtcheff is a strange choice for Don John, but he still makes Keanu Reeves look even more amateurish. Michael Elphick would have been a great Dogberry if he had shouted less. The direction of Stuart Burge is excellent. He makes the best of the claustrophobic sets. ( )
3 vota Waldstein | Nov 10, 2015 |
Mit seiner Verfilmung des Historienstücks Henry V. ist der irische Theaterschauspieler und Regisseur Kenneth Branagh nicht nur gleich einem Kometen zur großen Hoffnung des europäischen Kinos aufgestiegen, er hat auch Shakespeare für die Leinwand und eine neue Generation von Film-Begeisterten wiederentdeckt. Der Erfolg dieses düsteren Schlachtengemäldes hat eine ganze Welle von zum Teil klassischen und zum Teil stark modernisierten Shakespeare-Adaptionen ausgelöst, zu der Branagh selbst mit der Komödie Viel Lärm um Nichts und der großen Tragödie Hamlet zwei der am stärksten herausragenden Beiträge geliefert hat.
Wie ein Gegenentwurf zu dem dunklen, in Braun- und Schlammtönen gehaltenen Henry V., der die ganze Breite von Shakespeares Schaffen auch filmisch illustriert, wirkt Viel Lärm um Nichts. Die Sonne der Toskana lässt diese Komödie von Irrungen und Wirrungen der Liebe im schönsten Glanz erstrahlen. Zwei Paare, die zusammengehören, haben doch Schwierigkeiten zueinander zu finden. Beatrice (Emma Thompson) und Benedikt (Kenneth Branagh) streiten nur, aber hinter all dem Spott verbirgt sich ein Gefühl, das sie sich erst einmal eingestehen müssen. Komplizierter ist es da schon mit Hero (Kate Beckinsale) und Claudio (Robert Sean Leonard), die kurz vor ihrer Hochzeit durch die Intrige des von Grund auf bösen Don Juan (Keanu Reeves) auseinander gebracht werden.

Die Lust und die Lebensfreude, die genauso wie das Erotische und das Exotische bei Shakespeare erst einmal in der Sprache liegen, finden bei Branagh ihren direkten Ausdruck in den Bildern. Das Tempo der Inszenierung entspricht dem der wunderbaren Wortgefechte zwischen Beatrice und Benedikt, die von Branagh und seiner damaligen Frau Emma Thompson genüsslich ausgetragen werden. Die Komödie wird zum Rausch, der in den absurden Auftritten Michael Keatons als Holzapfel, dem sich zu Höherem berufen fühlenden Constabler, gipfelt. --Sascha Westphal ( )
  hbwiesbaden | Feb 5, 2011 |
En herlig stjernespekket film basert på Shakespeares udødelige drama. Med Kenneth Branagh og Emma Thomsen i rollene, kan det ikke bli annet en suksess! ( )
  Rose-Marie | Jan 4, 2009 |
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Beckinsale, Kateautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Blessed, Brianautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Briers, Richardautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Doyle, PatrickRedactor/compositorautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Keaton, Michaelautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Leonard, Robert Seanautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Reeves, Keanuautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Shakespeare, WilliamOriginal playautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
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With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing (111 min.).

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