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The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice

Orson Welles Italy, 1951

Chris_Parker's rating of the film Othello

It's a fabulous film. In Othello, Welles remarkably captures Shakespeare's dense, visceral imagery and the emotional turmoil of the doomed title character through tortured deep focus compositions and some extreme contrasts of light and shadow.