The Tempest

  • 1999
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Adventure, War

William Shakespeare's immortal The Tempest's surprisingly successful transition to outer space in FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956) may have encouraged director Jack Bender and screenwriter James Henerson to try restaging it in 19th-century America. Ingeniously retooling the story to unfold against the backdrop of the Civil War, Henerson uses the play as sieve through...read more