Chasing Shakespeare Trailer (2013)

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Trailer for From Above.

Told in flashback from his wife's deathbed, From Above protagonist William Ward (Danny Glover) dives under the gloomy waters of his memory to recall the love story of his life with Venus, a girl belonging to the Lighting Clan, a peculiar Native American family living in Arkansas with a strange communion with electricity. Their love is a difficult scenario to play: in a very Greek-Shakespearean tragedy manner, both of them belong to different cultures and backgrounds.

Theater was the predecessor of cinema, and as it grew, cinema incorporated theater's parallels and metaphors. In 1918, Swedish silent films began to transform idyllic landscapes into active participants, characters even, in cinematic drama. The stormy seas were now a metaphor of inner turmoil. Chasing Shakespeare puts to use its tempestuous and spectacular displays of thunder and lightning to indicate the passion felt between two young lovers, despite cultural divisiveness.

Duration
2 min 32 sec

Views
8,790

Posted On
January 28, 2014
Director
Norry Niven

Writer
James Bird

Studio
Independent

Release
April 11, 2013
Cast
Danny Glover
Graham Greene
Chelsea Ricketts
Mike Wade
Tantoo Cardinal
Trailer Tracks
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