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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Cast
Tim Roth, Gary Oldman, Richard Dreyfuss, Iain Glen, Joanna Roth, Donald Sumpter, Joanna Miles, Ljubo Zecevic, Ian Richardson, Sven Medvesck, Vili Matula
Released
1990
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Guildenstern asks Rosencrantz, “What’s the first thing you remember?” (0:09)

The Lead Player tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, “We transport you back into a world of intrigue and illusion.” (0:15)

Guildenstern tells Rosencrantz, “The trouble is each of them is plausible without being instinctive.”
Rosencrantz: “Instinctive?” (0:25)

Polonius tells King Claudius, “... I have found the very cause of Hamlet’s lunacy.” (0:26)

Guildenstern tells Rosencrantz, “Some kings tend to be amnesiac...”
”He’s a very retentive king.”” (0:28)

Rosencrantz tells Guildenstern, “Instinctive.” (0:34)

Rosencrantz tells Guildenstern, “You had me confused.” (0:41)

Prince Hamlet tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, “I am but mad north north west.” (0:51)

Guildenstern tells Rosencrantz, referring to Hamlet, “We got his symptoms, didn’t we?”
”That’s my diagnosis.”
Rosencrantz: ”He’s depressed.” (0:54)

Guildenstern tells The Lead Player, referring to Hamlet, “He’s melancholy.”
The Lead Player: ”Melancholy.”
Guildenstern: ”Mad.”
The Lead Player: ”How is he mad?”
Rosencrantz asks Guildenstern, “How is he mad?”
Guildenstern: “More morose than mad, perhaps.”
The Lead Player: “Melancholy.”
Guildenstern: ”Moody
Rosencrantz: ”He has moods.”
The Lead Player: “Of moroseness.”
Guildenstern: “Madness.”
Rosencrantz: “He talks to himself, which might be madness.”
Guildenstern: ”A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself.”
Rosencrantz: “Or just as mad.”
Guildenstern: “Or just as mad.”
Rosencrantz: “Stark raving sane.”
Guildenstern: “Why is he mad?” (1:05)

Rosencrantz tells Guildenstern, referring to Elsinore Castle, “This place is a madhouse.” (1:08)

Rosencrantz tells Guildenstern, “Silly to be depressed by it.” (1:17)

Rosencrantz: “You’d only get depressed.”
”We must be born with an intuition of mortality...” (1:20)

Hamlet tells Ophelia, “You have made me mad.”
King Claudius: “... was not like madness.”
”There is something in his soul, oh which his melancholy sets on brood...” (1:27)

The Lead Player: “He loses his reason... staggering from the suicidal to the merely idol.” (1:29)

Claudius: “I like him not... the less his madness range.” (1:34)

Rosencrantz as the King of England: “You march in here without so much as a ‘by your leave’ and expect me to take in every lunatic you try to pass off...” (1:41)