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Still image from Hamlet.

Date produced: 1952

Filmmaker(s):

James Blue

Languages:

English

Length:

2 reels (38 minutes 30 seconds)

Format:

8mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

University of Oregon Knight Library list of titled amateur films

Description:

"A parody of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," produced and directed by James Blue while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Oregon." Knight Library.

Resources:

Discussed in the article "They Laughed at Hamlet!" (Movie Makers, Feb. 1953, 66, 78), which describes the film's production and its impressive local screening numbers.

See "The Oregon Films" via the James Blue Project at the University of Oregon Libraries.

This film is a part of the James Blue Papers, 1905-2014, held by the Knight Library at the University of Oregon.

Locations:

  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (Filming)

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Repository:

James Blue Papers, 1905-2014, University of Oregon Knight Library

Screenings:

  • Screened for over 2,000 guests at the UO Student Union ballroom in 1952, Eugene, OR

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