Since im making my lists 10 years later, im considering movies of the last 10 years along with nonamerican movies, documentaries and shortlength. A midsummer nights dream is a film directed by william dieterle, max reinhardt with ian hunter, verree teasdale, hobart cavanaugh, dick powell, year. Mendelssohns midsummer nights dream incidental music is masterfully orchestrated by erich wolfgang korngold, while the cinematography by hal mohr earned the first writein academy award in hollywood history mohr had not been nominated due to hostilities arising from a recent industry strike. A midsummer nights dream 1935 directed by max reinhardt and william dieterie music. Max reinhardts legendary hollywood bowl production of shakespeares a midsummer nights dream was transferred to the screen by warner bros. A midsummer nights dream is a 1935 film directed by max reinhardt and william. With its multilayered examination of love and its vagaries, it has long been one of the most popular of his plays. To me, the 1935 warner brothers film of max reinhardts concept of a midsummer nights dream is still the best filming of a shakespeare play.
A midsummer nights dream film by dieterle and reinhardt 1935. In william shakespeares classic fantasy, lovers lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and love. A midsummer nights dream 1935 directed by william dieterie, max reinhardt puck lord, what fools these mortals be. A midsummer night s dream the movies come from america. A midsummer nights dream 1935 theseus, duke of athens, is going to marry hyppolyta, queen of the amazons. A midsummer nights dream may not beg for repeat viewings but it is definitely worth sitting through once for the experience. This movie was excellently made, especially for a movie from almost 80 years ago. A midsummer nights dream 1935famed reinhardt version of the shakespeare classic, featuring nearly every star on the warner bros. Media in category a midsummer nights dream 1935 film the following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. The studio of little caesar and busby berkeley are about to be the first studio to film a. A midsummer nights dream is a 1935 film directed by max reinhardt and william dieterle it is, unsurprisingly, an adaptation of the play by william shakespeare. Ive seen other versions of a midsummer nights dream, but none have quite the same magic as this one. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing a midsummer nights dream 1935 near you. A midsummer nights dream film by dieterle and reinhardt.
This is a fine example of a fun movie which has not been released on bluray, and likely never will be. Brown, dick powell, ross alexander anita louise, victor jory and ian hunter. Radnja je smjestena u anticku atenu i prikazuje ljubavne peripetije nekoliko mladih atenskih plemica istovremeno s pripremama grupe glumaca da postave reziju, kao i to. Like most of shakespeares comedies, the story contains several seemingly unrelated plotlines, all tied together by a single unifying event, in this instance the impending wedding of theseus and hippolyta. Hollywood pursues the shapes and shadows of the unfettered imagination with courage, skill and heavy artillery in max reinhardts film version of a midsummer nights dream, which the warner. The resulting movie was a colourful though imperfect adaptation of william shakespeares.
It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of theseus, the duke of athens, to hippolyta the former queen of the amazons. A midsummers night dream, comedy in five acts by william shakespeare, written about 159596. I have seen most film versions of this play, and i find this to be the most enjoyable and the most magical. Midsummer nights dream, a 1935 dvd love is blind, fickle and true. This black and white film version certainly captures a lot of the magic of the play, but suffers from some strange cuts. A description of tropes appearing in a midsummer nights dream 1935. The transformation of bottom is a highlight for me, particularly in any film version of a midsummer nights dream, as the play usually cheats the audience of seeing the transformation by having it take place offstage. A 1935 film version was directed by max reinhardt and william dieterle. In shakespeares version of ancient athens, two young men, demetrius and lysander, are both in love with fair young hermia. Brown, dick powell, ross alexander, anita louise, victor jory and ian hunter. A midsummer nights dream 1935 film wikimili, the best. With ian hunter, verree teasdale, hobart cavanaugh. A midsummer nights dream is a 1935 american romance and fantasy film of william shakespeares play, directed by max reinhardt and william dieterle, and.
Released october 16th, 1935, a midsummer nights dream stars jamescagney, mickeyrooney, oliviade havilland, dickpowell the movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 12 min, and received a score of out. Warner brothers present the max reinhardt film of a. I was surprised at how much better i understood the play, even though i barely understood any of the old, funky shakespearean english. James cagney maintained a unique position within lincoln kirsteins personal pantheon of hollywood stars. Produced by henry blanke and hal wallis for warner brothers, and adapted by charles kenyon and mary c. Last week, i started publishing lists to mark the 10th anniversary of the american film institutes program on the 10 best movies of 10 favorite genres. A 1925 german silent film wood love directed by hans neumann. Warner brothers a midsummer nights dream 1935, directed by emigres max reinhardt and william dieterle, revealed the influence of weimar. A midsummer nights dream 1935 fairies, forest scene. Brown, dick powell, mickey rooney, victor jory and ian hunter. Some critics say that the magic of shakespeares words has been replaced by movie gimmicks, but i think they fail to appreciate the work of korngold, ninjinska, reinhardt, and all the other brilliant people who worked on this movie not to.
A midsummer nights dream is a comedy written by william shakespeare in 159596. A midsummer nights dream 1935, directed by max reinhardt. Media in category a midsummer night s dream 1935 film the following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. Max reinhardts legendary hollywood bowl production of shakespeares a midsummer night s dream was transferred to the screen by warner bros. Four young people escape athens to a forest where the king and queen of the fairies are quarreling, while meanwhile a troupe of amateur actors rehearses a play. Detailed information about this film is available from the afi catalog of feature films at, or by clicking here. Perhaps not the most faithful of screen adaptations of shakespeare, but certainly one of the most charming. San ljetne noci je americki crnobijela fantasticna filmska komedija snimljena 1935. A midsummer nights dream is a comedyfantasyromance film directed by william dieterle and max reinhardt, released in the usa on october 09 of 1935, starring james cagney, joe e. And under the sway of capricious fairies it becomes blinder a queen romances as donkey, more fickle best friends swoon over each others beau and truest of all lovers repledge their devotion. A midsummer nights dream has been adapted as a film many times. Theseus, duke of athens, is going to marry hyppolyta, queen of the amazons. Nonetheless, it won acclaim for its dreamlike scenes and dance numbers choreographed by bronislava njinska, sister of the great dancer njinsky.
Learn about a midsummer nights dream, including its plot and characters. Brown, dick powell, ross alexander, anita louise, victor jory and ian. I came across this movie one rainy afternoon on tv. The advent of the shimmering 1935 hollywood interpretation of shakespeares. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. Buy a midsummer nights dream 1935 microsoft store enca. A midsummer nights dream 1935 turner classic movies. The plot revolves around the amorous battle between the king jory and queen louise of a fairy kingdom, and the humans who are drawn into their sport.
A midsummer nights dream is purportedly the mostproduced of all the bards plays, but neither that nugget nor its cinematically friendly fantasy elements has done it many favors on film. A midsummer nights dream 1935 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Classical performances by james cagney, mickey rooney, joe e. Bottoms antagonist, in this case, is the mischievous puck, played with a delightful childish chuckle and. This 1935 classic is unlike any other movie from that or any other year. Warner brothers a midsummer nights dream 1935, directed by emigres max reinhardt and william dieterle, revealed the influence of weimar expressionism, but it combined the incidental music of felix mendelssohn with the presence of contract actors james cagney and mickey rooney, who played bottom and puck, respectively. A midsummer nights dream 1935 tweet share post bookmark subscribe every sunday, film school rejects presents a film that was made before you were born and tells you why you. Reinhardt created an eyepopping phantasmagoria, a movie laced with.
A midsummer nights dream 1935 william dieterle, max. Hal wallis, second in command at warner brothers, joins the hollywood elite at the first night of the acclaimed production of shakespeares a midsummer nights dream at the hollywood bowl. Francis flute, the bellows mender, does not want to play the womans role of thisbe. From the stated above, it can be said that the 1935 version of a midsummer nights dream. These include the adventures of four young athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors the mechanicals who are controlled and. With james cagney, dick powell, ian hunter, verree teasdale. Predstavlja adaptaciju istoimenog kazalisnog komada williama shakespearea. A midsummer nights dream 1935 official trailer nominated oscar. Oberon and titania, of the kingdom of fairies have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy titania is raising. Although his old mentor max reinhardt had begun filming, dieterle was brought in to codirect. Like most of shakespeares comedies, the story contains.306 109 835 221 1236 1052 140 1315 693 991 701 449 1279 1139 290 584 691 774 645 1004 653 31 33 1216 395 871 1492 1310 802 1187 1292 1039 576 1209 535 1083 431 643 541 252 1461 144 301 903 1097