Films With References To This Play:
- Gnomio & Juliet (2011) with James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Matt Lucas, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Jason Statham, Ashley Jensen; directed by Kelly Asbury. This animated film features the tale of Romeo And Juliet as portrayed by garden gnomes and other lawn ornaments. So while obviously this film is mostly Romeo And Juliet, it does contain references to other Shakespeare plays, including The Tempest. Gnomeo is apparently killed, driven over by a truck in the street - but it turns out to be a blue teapot in the street. The truck says, "Tempest Teapots." Gnomeo is hanging onto the bottom of the truck. (84 minutes)
- The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) with Nicol Williamson, Alan Arkin, Robert Duvall, Vanessa Redgrave, Laurence Olivier, Charles Gray, Jeremy Kemp; written by Nicholas Meyer; directed by Herbert Ross. This film in which Sherlock Holmes meets Sigmund Freud has several Shakespeare references, including one to The Tempest. At the end of the film, Freud (Alan Arkin) hypnotizes Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) one more time, and discovers some startling facts about his childhood. Then to Watson he quotes a line of Prospero's famous speech from Act IV: "We are such stuff as dreams are made on." (This film also has references to King Lear and Macbeth.)
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Christopher Plummer, Kim Cattrall; directed by Nicholas Meyer. In this, what is one of the best Star Trek films, there are many references to Shakespeare's works, including two to The Tempest. Chancellor Gorkon says to Captain Kirk, "If there is to be a brave new world, our generation is going to have the hardest time living in it." That is a reference to Miranda's line in Act V, "O brave new world/That has such people in't." The second reference to The Tempest comes during the battle scene. General Chang fires at Sulu's ship, then says to Kirk, "Our revels now are ended, Kirk." This is a reference to Prospero's line in Act IV.