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Fiennes has made Shakespeare not only accessible but utterly thrilling
Shakespeare isn’t Shakespeare without Shakespearean language. It might be difficult to understand exactly what the dialogue is during parts of Coriolanus, but there’s no difficulty following the meaning. The action, the direction and some powerful performances – most notably from Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave – carry the film and more than compensate for the language barriers. Some people walked out about halfway through but the climactic third act made it well worth the perseverance – especially Redgrave’s moving monologue as the formidable matriarch Volumnia.
Gerard Butler was pretty forgettable in this. Whether that’s because he isn’t exactly of thespian discipline or because his character isn’t particularly pronounced in this play, is up to you to decide. Perhaps he and Jessica Chastain are nothing more than a bit of totty to sell the film? Perhaps that’s just a bit cynical.
James Nesbitt added an interesting, somewhat unexpected dynamic to the play with his enigmatic nuances of jest and malice. Also worth a mention was the little-known Dragan Micanovic who played a minor character, Titus, but delivered a couple of pivotal lines with engrossing presence.
The real star of the show is obviously Shakespeare. His poetic prose courses through your mind and adds fuel to the fires of his drama. His characters are bold and consistent, truly agents of their own destinies. The subject matter resonates with political allegory and the film’s release is timely and relevant. The play set in a present day context highlights the tribal social system which still dominates our affairs. The story also works to express the futility of war.
Fiennes has done well to translate Coriolanus from the stage to the screen and he hasn’t stretched it too far so as to alienate it from the original text. Stylistically, the film is quite gritty. The focus is mostly on the actors, their eyes, their expressions and their delivering of lines, but there are a few purely cinematic moments (fight scenes in particular) which justify the adaptation to the screen. There are a couple of truly violent moments in the film which blast the cobwebs off the old play and hook the modern, desensitized audience into the story.
Coriolanus is a tense and violent political wartime thriller which makes Shakespeare not only accessible but utterly captivating. A credible directorial debut from one of the industry’s finest working actors.
Where Art Thou Translation?
The entire movie is word for word Shakespeare, sans about 20% of the lines. It completely misses the point of why William was as brilliant as he was. Shakespeare is rolling in his grave on this one. I can completely understand the intentions of the movie; to stay true to the exquisite language and brilliant wordplay. The only problem is that it completely misses the point. The brilliance of Shakespeare is that he wrote language for the common people that they could understand. Modern day people don’t speak like this and they don’t understand language like this. Not because they’re stupid but because they’re not used to it. If the director and script writers truly wanted to pay homage to Shakespeare, they would’ve adapted the script to modern, powerful dialogue befitting the contemporary environment.
Thou shalt not watch this movie without subtitles. And even then you might need to rewind a few times. If English is not your primary language, you will most likely not understand this movie. Roll credits early on this one.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller, War
Director Ralph Fiennes
Writer John Logan (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play)
Actors Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes, Lubna Azabal, Ashraf Barhom
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 17 nominations.
Production Company Lonely Dragon
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Aaton Penelope, Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Arion Facillities (telecine dailies: UK) (as Arion), Cinebox 100, Belgrade, Serbia (film processing & telecine dailies), Cinelabs, Belgrade, Serbia (film processin & telecine dailies), DeLuxe, London, UK (post-production laboratory)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Techniscope (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema