Discussion in 'Community' started by JediNemesis, Sep 14, 2006.
Good for him.
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.
"Oscar Wilde's plays were written by a stableboy named Simon, though Wilde gave them both a good polish."
I also loved his credit line: "Most likely Michael Palin, really."
Logic won't work, but ridicule frequently does.
Ridicule often doesn't work either, but at least it makes the people doing the ridiculing feel better.
If there are any lurkers who have read Twelfth Night, let's get a discussion going
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?
Yes. Especially for Edward Hogg's performance, which is like Christopher Guest-in-Princess Bride reincarnate. And Ifans. And Spall.
Groovy. I didn't even realise Spall was in it.
It beats me the good actors willing to trash their own culture.
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.
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.
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.
Wow. A film flopped.
What a rare occurence. I hope a good amount of below-the-line employees lost their jobs as a result.
I'm glad the masses had good taste for once.
What did you think of the film anyway, Zaz?
Is that a trick question?
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.
I'm just wondering if you actually saw it at any point.
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.
Happy 400th, Bill
I'm in Stratford upon Avon on Monday and Tuesday next week. I imagine it will be hell with it being his 400th and all that.
I'll stay in my hotel and drink beer I think, I may avoid the worst of it as a result
Re: the question of Shakespeare's authorship...
Be advised that YouTube put in an ad break about halfway through the program.
The authorship question is inherently uninteresting. As Joseph Heller wrote, no one person could have written the body of Shakespeare's work, unless it was someone with the genius of Shakespeare.