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Old 04-04-2015, 06:33 AM   #3021
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You mean by a renowned Shakespearean actor, and two-time Academy Award nominee?

Ralph Fiennes is the unsung hero of Skyfall. While Javier Bardem gets heaps of praise for going completely over-the-top, everyone overlooks that Fiennes does everything necessary of his character, to make you hate him, then sympathize with him, then admire him, without ever doing a single thing that seems contrived.

Speaking of Shakespeare, an interesting note...Skyfall gathered three Hamlets together, not just in one film, but into a single scene. When Mallory discovers Q and Tanner are laying a trap for Silva, you've got a scene chock full of Hamlets. Fiennes portrayed Hamlet on the stage in 1995, Ben Wishaw in 2004, and Rory Kinnear in 2010.
Very nicely put, sir! And may I add that the whole Tennyson sequence gave me chills of triumph... for a variety of reasons, some very personal.
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Speaking of Shakespeare, an interesting note...Skyfall gathered three Hamlets together, not just in one film, but into a single scene. When Mallory discovers Q and Tanner are laying a trap for Silva, you've got a scene chock full of Hamlets. Fiennes portrayed Hamlet on the stage in 1995, Ben Wishaw in 2004, and Rory Kinnear in 2010.
I'm pretty sure that Finney has had a whack at the role, too. Just wasn't in the scene.
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Uh, yeah, I was referring to Ben Wishaw as Harry Potter's older brother.

Maybe I should've said Paddington?

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I'm pretty sure that Finney has had a whack at the role, too. Just wasn't in the scene.
The cast really is fantastic. Along with Mendes, Deakins, and Baird, they make the poor script forgivable.
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