I taped Immortal Story but have not seen it yet, probably this week end. I watched Othello for the first time though and really enjoyed it. I'm french and eventhough i'm fluent in english, Shakespear is like a whole other language to me, i would have liked english subtitles to help me understand the plot. I probably should have read a summary of the story but i still enjoyed the movie, mostly when it got near the climatic ending. I loved the murder scenes, they were absolutely amazing! I will probably need to read the play sometime because i think it's the only way of really appreciating the adaptation that Welles made of the story. That one scene where we just see Othello's face (i couldn't understand a word he said) is breathtaking, the way it's filmed, and all you see is his face, was out of this world to me.
It's the first time i watch a movie that i don't understand but still enjoyed. The images were just amazing, the angles, the sets, everything was beautiful to look at, it shows to me how masterfull welles was at directing and giving life to a story. It could have been a silent movie, it would have been just as delightfull. And i really did not expect to like this movie to begin with. I just watched it out of curiosity. I'm glad i taped it.