Kenneth Branagh

  • Lutz Hachmeister – Das Goebbels-Experiment AKA The Goebbels Experiment (2005)

    2001-2010DocumentaryGermanyLutz Hachmeister
    Das Goebbels Experiment (2005)
    Das Goebbels Experiment (2005)

    Joseph Goebbels has often been cited as the man who did the most to help Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party rise to power; he was the architect of the party’s propaganda machine and helped to craft the public image of Hitler as he became one of the most hated and feared leaders of his time, and masterminded the greatest crime of the 20th Century. However, while Hitler’s life outside of politics has long been a subject of interest, less is known about Goebbels, and The Goebbels Experiment is a documentary which draws upon Goebbels’ own journals and rare archival to craft a portrait of his private side, including his passion for the Nazi cause, his devotion to Hitler, his battle with depression, his dramatic mood swings, and his severe contempt for anyone who did not live up to his standards. Kenneth Branagh narrates the English language version of the film.Read More »

  • Kenneth Branagh – Henry V (1989)

    1981-1990ClassicsDramaKenneth BranaghUnited KingdomWilliam Shakespeare

    A 1989 British drama film adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name about Henry V of England. The film stars Branagh in the title role with Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, Alec McCowen, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane, Brian Blessed, and Christian Bale in supporting roles.

    The film received worldwide critical acclaim and has been widely considered one of the best Shakespeare film adaptations ever made. For her work on the film, Phyllis Dalton won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design and Kenneth Branagh, in his directorial debut, received Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Director.Read More »

  • Kenneth Branagh – In the Bleak Midwinter AKA A Midwinter’s Tale (1995)

    Kenneth Branagh1991-2000ComedyUSA

    Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister’s local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. As the cast he assembles are still available even at Christmas and are prepared to do it on a ‘profit sharing’ basis (that is, they may not get paid anything) he cannot expect – and does not get – the cream of the cream. But although they all bring their own problems and foibles along, something bigger starts to emerge in the perhaps aptly named village of Hope.Read More »

  • Kenneth Branagh – Belfast (2021)

    Kenneth Branagh2021-2030DramaUnited Kingdom

    A semi-autobiographical film which chronicles the life of a working class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital.Read More »

  • Kenneth Branagh – Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

    1991-2000ComedyDramaKenneth BranaghUSAWilliam Shakespeare

    Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.Read More »

  • Michael Kalesniko – How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog (2000)

    Drama1991-2000ComedyGermanyMichael Kalesniko

    Shy, chain-smoking, insomniac Peter McGowan is an L.A. playwright with a string of hits that preceded his current ten years of failed productions. His mother-in-law is sinking into senility, a stranger is meandering the neighborhood claiming to be him, neighbors have a new dog that barks all night; his wife wants to have a child, and he does not: he’s become impotent. He’s working on a new play when a single mom moves in next door with her 8-year-old daughter. His wife immediately invites the girl into the McGowan household. Will this child stir Peter’s paternal feelings? Will she also help him get his dialogue right? And what of his doppelganger and the neighbor’s dog?Read More »

  • Kevin Brownlow – Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000)

    1991-2000DocumentaryKevin BrownlowUSA

    Feature-length documentary on Lon Chaney, featuring new interviews (notably with Chaney biographer Michael F. Blake), unseen footage of Chaney, and excerpts from old interviews with Chaney contemporaries who have since passed away.
    A TCM original production, included in the DVD boxset “TCM Archives – Lon Chaney Collection”.Read More »

  • Michael Winterbottom & Kevin Brownlow – Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1996)

    Documentary1991-2000Kevin BrownlowMichael WinterbottomUnited Kingdom

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    Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.
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  • Kenneth Branagh – Hamlet (1996)

    Drama1991-2000ClassicsKenneth BranaghUnited KingdomWilliam Shakespeare

    I could be bounded in a nutshell and call myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams…

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    Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the titular role as Prince Hamlet. The film also features Derek Jacobi as King Claudius, Julie Christie as Queen Gertrude, Kate Winslet as Ophelia, Michael Maloney as Laertes, Richard Briers as Polonius, and Nicholas Farrell as Horatio. Other notable appearances include Robin Williams, Gérard Depardieu, Jack Lemmon, Billy Crystal, Rufus Sewell, Charlton Heston, Richard Attenborough, Judi Dench, John Gielgud and Ken Dodd.Read More »

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