De Niro’s Hamlet

Date: 2007
Posted by: VirtualVirtue
Credits: Created by Vish
Cast: Vish (Hamlet)
Duration: 2.19

An impressively psychotic interpretation of the ‘To be or not to be’ soliloquy, were it to be performed by Travis Bickle, Robert De Niro’s character in the 1976 film Taxi Driver. The art is not simply in its execution but in sensing the relationship between two characters teetering on the edge of madness, psyching themselves up for a revenge is as much against life itself as against any particular person.

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