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Twelfth Night 1996 123movies

Twelfth Night 1996 123movies

Oct. 31, 1996134 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Brother and sister Viola and Sebastian, who are not only very close but look a great deal alike, are in a shipwreck, and both think the other dead. When she lands in a foreign country, Viola dresses as her brother and adopts the name Cesario, becoming a trusted friend and confidante to the Count Orsino. Orsino is madly in love with the lady Olivia, who is in mourning due to her brother’s recent death, which she uses as an excuse to avoid seeing the count, whom she does not love. He sends Cesario to do his wooing, and Olivia falls in love with the disguised maiden. Things get more complicated in this bittersweet Shakespeare comedy when a moronic nobleman, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and a self-important servant, Malvolio, get caught up in the schemes of Olivia’s uncle, the obese, alcoholic Sir Toby, who leads each to believe Olivia loves him. As well, Sebastian surfaces in the area, and of course there is Feste, the wise fool, around to keep everything in perspective and to marvel, like we the audience, at the amazing things happening all around.
Plot: Shakespeare’s comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
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This is a really fine adaptation — it’s got energy, charm, and surprising depth
There are loads of adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays for the big screen (and Twelfth Night is no exception, every few years there’s a new one). Many of them just don’t work because they stray too far from the source material, or mistakenly “update” it, or move it to a totally wrong historical era, or rely too much on effects you can’t do on stage — whatever. But this one is great. It puts the action into a ca.1800 timeframe, filmed in the beautiful countryside around Cornwall complete with all the necessary landscape — a nice town, manor houses, a forest, a seacoast. Minor changes and edits are made to the text, and various scenes are spliced back and forth in a way that could only be done on screen, but it all works. Credit to director Trevor Nunn.

If you’re reading this I imagine you already know the deliberately crazy plot that hinges on the tricks of mistaken-identity twins, and young women disguised as males, that Shakespeare used a number of times. You have to suspend disbelief just long enough to let the rich cast of characters sweep you along, and then you’re fine. I’m just going to pay it a really big compliment by saying that I learned things about the characters and text that I had not picked up before (and I’ve seen a dozen different productions). The ensemble cast is really fine: Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley, Imogen Stubbs, Nigel Hawthorne, Richard E. Grant, Imelda Staunton, Toby Stephens. There’s no weak link among the lot of them.

Years ago I had the luck to see Imogen Stubbs on stage starring in Shaw’s “Saint Joan” and I was blown away. She’s had a steady career in film and TV (and I guess on stage) but to me she’s deserved bigger roles. Here in Twelfth Night, as the central character Viola, she projects a warmth and emotional intensity that I haven’t often seen anyone else do quite so well in that role. And Bonham Carter actually succeeds in getting more out of the role of Olivia than I realized was even there, playing a young woman who’s initially kind of stuck in an emotional doldrum of her own making, but who gets pulled out of it by plain old sexual attraction to this newcomer youth “Cesario” (Viola in disguise), and after that, she’s magnetic to watch. Count Orsino (Toby Stephens’ role) is initially played as a one-dimensional macho semi-jerk, but by the end he’s someone worth knowing, because Viola has quietly led him to grow up.

And then there’s Ben Kingsley, as Feste. There’s something unresolvably strange about that role and I think now that it’s built into the text from the start. Feste, the musician/entertainer, fits in both everywhere and nowhere. He’s the outsider, the joker in the deck, the observer who plays a part in the action but knows more than he lets on. In the postlude when he finally breaks the fourth wall, he essentially becomes a surrogate for the author. It’s as if he lives both inside and outside the play simultaneously. Kingsley, the master craftsman, gets the most out of this.

Twelfth Night was Shakespeare’s last comedy, but it’s got a far richer texture than a “pure” comedy. It’s not all sweetness and light. Malvolio and Sir Andrew are left as outcasts in a way that makes us, the audience, squirm uncomfortably in our seats. Shouldn’t they be treated better instead of rejected? Their “sin” is just that they remain victims of their own self-delusion to the end, and sadly there is no one to redeem them. In the pre-Shakespeare era of stage plays, comedies were crude and even vicious affairs where the audience laughed *at* the characters rather than *with* them. (And loads of examples of that continue in the movies today, and they always will, because it’s a part of human nature that we would often not like to acknowledge.) Shakespeare literally changed the landscape by putting real 3D characters on stage and inviting us to join their lives and sympathize with them. But the echos of the old stage are still present. It’s Shakespeare’s genius that he could populate an entire world of real people with the full range of good, bad, lucky, and unfortunate — the whole works, like it or not.

I have in mind a kind of Shakespeare movie mini-festival. Start by watching Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet”, follow it with the brilliant “Shakespeare in Love”, and then finish with this “Twelfth Night”. It would make a nicely connected thematic series.

Review By: gcsman Rating: 9 Date: 2019-11-14

Other Information:

Original Title Twelfth Night
Release Date 1996-10-31
Release Year 1996

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated PG
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Trevor Nunn
Writer William Shakespeare, Trevor Nunn
Actors Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Imogen Stubbs
Country Ireland, United Kingdom
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby, Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length 3,665 m (Sweden), 3,747 m
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Twelfth Night 1996 123movies
Original title Twelfth Night
TMDb Rating 7 59 votes

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