A few weeks back, I wrote a post about the play "Copenhagen" by Michael Frayn. Yesterday, I got my hands on the DVD.
This is a BBC/ PBS production of the play, shot as a movie. I felt that filmmakers did a great job preserving the original dialogue while simultaneously using cinema techniques to enhance the impact of the play. The acting was fabulous.
Most importantly, the movie conveyed to me what the text of the play could not. The acting, pacing of the narrative, movement of characters and camera, and the locations used really elevated the play beyond its text.
I now want to see a stage production!