Amph The Shakespeare Discussion Thread: "Anonymous"

Discussion in 'Community' started by JediNemesis, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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  2. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

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    The way the nonsense just runs on and on is superb:

    "...Beau Brummell wrote nearly all of Jane Austen, and two men and a cat wrote most of Charles Dickens, with the exception of ?A Tale of Two Cities,? which Napoleon wrote while visiting St. Helena. Incidentally, Napoleon was not Napoleon but a man named Trevor Francis, who later turned up playing for Birmingham City."


    Eric Idle is awesome. [face_laugh]
  3. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    "Oscar Wilde's plays were written by a stableboy named Simon, though Wilde gave them both a good polish."

    [face_laugh]

    I also loved his credit line: "Most likely Michael Palin, really."
  4. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Logic won't work, but ridicule frequently does.
  5. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Ridicule often doesn't work either, but at least it makes the people doing the ridiculing feel better.
  6. Drac39 Force Ghost

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  7. PirateofRohan Jedi Grand Master

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    Technically, Homer didn't really right the Illiad so much as touch up a story people already knew. Anyway, is this movie worth seeing if you don't take it too seriously?
  8. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    Yes. Especially for Edward Hogg's performance, which is like Christopher Guest-in-Princess Bride reincarnate. And Ifans. And Spall.
  9. PirateofRohan Jedi Grand Master

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    Groovy. I didn't even realise Spall was in it.
  10. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    It beats me the good actors willing to trash their own culture.
  11. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    Rafe, not Timothy. Spall Jr, as it were.

    And although it plays funny buggers with history, if anything it lionizes the work of Shakespeare further. The emphasis at the end is on the fact that the plays and their influence will outlive anything else from their age.
  12. PirateofRohan Jedi Grand Master

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    Ah, well, a performance is a performance, is it not? Groovy. So basically, wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey. Eh, that's good enough for me, thank you gentlemen.
  13. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Domestic Total Gross of this movie: $4,463,292
    Foreign Total Gross of this movie: $10,931,795

    It cost $30,000.00 to make.

    [face_laugh]
  14. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    Wow. A film flopped.

    What a rare occurence. I hope a good amount of below-the-line employees lost their jobs as a result.
  15. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm glad the masses had good taste for once.
  16. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    What did you think of the film anyway, Zaz?
  17. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Is that a trick question?

    [face_laugh]

    I know historical inaccuracy only seems to bother me around here, but it does bother me. And when it is not only inaccurate but slanderous combined with a stupid conspiracy theory...well, you get the picture.
  18. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    I'm just wondering if you actually saw it at any point.
  19. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    There is a version of Twelfth Night that was made about 12 years ago now that was extremely good. Reset to 18th century, but very enjoyable.
    Patrick Stewart has DVD adaptations of several plays, but MacBeth was a jumbled mess, and he and David Tennent were the only decent actors in Hamlet (and the director was without a clue).
    Kenneth Brannah hasn't released a film adaptation in a long time. For some reason, I was under the impression he wanted to do the whole body of plays.