Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Released in 1999, Julie Taymor's visually and viscerally striking adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Titus Andronicus is an overlooked work which came in for ample criticism during its release balanced in equal part with praise for its acting and visuals.The film is visually stunning with magnificent and bold camera work. Certainly much has been done with Shakespeare's work on the big screen, most recently with the light touch of Shakespeare In Love, but "Titus" is something new and completely different in terms of filmmaking. Taymor does bring sort of a theatrical quality to the film's sequences, and it actually serves the proceedings well. It's one of those films that grabs the viewer (literally) and pulls him or her into the chaos, starting with an odd scene of a boy playing war games, and then being pulled into a coliseum. and thats how the movie begins.
the tale is the most violent work that shakespeare has produced. and in this movie it is depicted well with the gory scenes. The film's visuals do work with the story for quite a while. like the use of colors, Colors run the range from being pale and subdued to beautiful and rich. Especially some fo the outdoor scenes look good, with rich greens and clear blues.another great quality of the movie is the sound,much of the audio is inviting and involving.