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 Kenneth Branagh - “We're self obsessed and mad and stupid - not that other people can't be the same way - but the extremes are kind of honest in some mad way. Anyway, I like them.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “The glory of 70mm is the sharpness of the image it offers.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “The elasticity of Shakespeare is extraordinary.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “It's quite hard for people to just accept that they're very contradictory.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “If you've done a brilliant version it becomes something else.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “If it's good art, it's good.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “I watched a lot of musicals growing up.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “I think A Midsummer Night's Dream would be terrific because of the transformations that occur. Or The Tempest, things like that. Extraordinary larger than life or supernatural element.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it - who were dying to be in it, whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do the work that was necessary.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “I don't think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed to be a gloomy or tragic figure.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “I don't know that there is too far, actually. I think there's only too bad. If it's bad you've gone too far.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “I certainly have been guilty of trying to sweep things under the carpet.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “In the hands of a great poet, words have ways of affecting us in ways we don't understand.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “I think people half know it but don't know it, you know I think when you see the whole thing, there's just such a slew of new things there. You see them in a different light.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “We wanted to do something that was a little closer to our own century and yet also was a world in which you could believe that people spoke in a slightly different way.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “So many plays with magic in them that would be a terrific invitation to an imaginative animation team.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “This is a very exciting departure for me as a filmmaker,”
 Kenneth Branagh - “It's very strange that the people you love are often the people you're most cruel to.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “My definition of success is control.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “I made a bargain with myself. If I hadn't done it by 35, I'd walk away. Hamlet is at a crisis at this point in his life. This is a young man's play.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “I did not make this a long film for its own sake. I wanted to make an entertaining film and offer it out there for those who want to see it. If word of mouth suggests there is an audience out there, hopefully their cinema will show it.”
 Kenneth Branagh - “There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them.”

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