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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:49 pm

i bought doomsday a couple of weeks agoi enjoyed but how many times can you remake i am legend
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Postby Trish » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:31 pm

We've been getting our Shakespeare on.
I'm a nerd, bite me.

So I got my daughter to watch Orson Welles's Othello, the best to my mind.
Not the full play, but scary-weird. Iago in the cage is unforgettable.
She liked it enough to watch the whole thing on youtube.

Henry V with Kenny B. Now, his Hal is just downright cute, but his delivery of "The Speech" is without parallel.
Unless, Derek Jacobi played Henry Five at some point.

Hamlet. Oi. Why are there so many and why does every actor try to behave like --at least look like-- Olivier?
Ok, not Derek, never Derek.

Perish the thought of but Mel Gibson as Hamet but his "words words words" speech is probably the best rendition.
He is truly deranged. But we only found that out, later.

Derek Jacobi as Richard II, BBC production. I love this film.
First watched it to 'help' me with the tempo and meter (school, what else), but it's wonderful. Richard was such a putz. He almost manages to get a grasp of humanity at the (his) end, but reverts to form, ends up whacked on the head and dead.
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Postby Trish » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:38 pm

superfurryandy wrote:Dog Soldiers is brilliant

And even if it wasn't, we'd watch it for Sean.
Well, you might not.
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Postby Batty » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:01 pm

Who was the best 'Fagin'? I'm torn between Ron Moody and Alec Guinness.

I think that Ron just shaves it, but it's a close call.
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Postby Tiffany » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:45 pm

I agree Ron Moody.
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Postby superfurryandy » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:23 pm

Trish wrote:
superfurryandy wrote:Dog Soldiers is brilliant

And even if it wasn't, we'd watch it for Sean.

I said knock me out, you f***in' pussy!
:lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:20 am

Dog Soldiers is a fantastic film. Flippin' hilarious!

Mel Gibson is the best screen Hamlet I've ever seen - better than Olivier (gasp!), and way better than Branagh. Although Kate Winslet was also the best Ophelia. And Branagh really made Henry V his own (I had it on tape & wore it out).

I was lucky enough to see Derek Jacobi & Robert Lindsay on stage some years ago in Becket. Standing ovation, natch.
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Postby Trish » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:27 pm

Dotsie wrote:Mel Gibson is the best screen Hamlet I've ever seen - better than Olivier (gasp!), and way better than Branagh. Although Kate Winslet was also the best Ophelia.
And Branagh really made Henry V his own (I had it on tape & wore it out).

I was lucky enough to see Derek Jacobi & Robert Lindsay on stage some years ago in Becket. Standing ovation, natch.


Agreed that Gibson was a very good Hamlet if Hollywood-ish Hamlet.
Yet how many saw the film only to read the play? Then read more plays and see more plays.

Worked for my daughter...
The lengths we go to to manipulate our children. Good parenting, that is. ;0)
She prefers Branagh's Henry and laughed at Olivier's Hamlet. Called it Men in Tights Meets Hitchcock.
No reverence for her....


Ahh! You saw Derek. In person. Alive. Oh my, he was my mother's absolute favorite actor. When I, Claudius came out on video (99.99 back then), she bought it before we had a VCR, so off we go to buy one of those.
The Matre promptly wore out the tape.

I had no idea who this fellow was and was shocked to learn he really doesn't lisp.
Now, I just love him.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:31 pm

I saw John Cleese as Petruccio in Taming of the Shrew on TV once. He was very good in that role.
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Postby Trish » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:39 pm

superfurryandy wrote:
Trish wrote:
superfurryandy wrote:Dog Soldiers is brilliant

And even if it wasn't, we'd watch it for Sean.

I said knock me out, you f***in' pussy!
:lol:


Yeah, well ....
We'd still watch it for Sean. ;0)
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Postby Trish » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:43 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I saw John Cleese as Petruccio in Taming of the Shrew on TV once. He was very good in that role.


Really? Available ...where?

Yep, got The Daughter started on Monty Python, too.
Now she wants to see everything that any cast member appeared in.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:02 pm

Trish wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:I saw John Cleese as Petruccio in Taming of the Shrew on TV once. He was very good in that role.


Really? Available ...where?

Yep, got The Daughter started on Monty Python, too.
Now she wants to see everything that any cast member appeared in.
Details HERE. Don't know if it's available on disc though. :?
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:16 pm

Looks like you can download it from Amazon.com HERE but only if you are in the US. :)

And HERE'S a clip on YouTube.
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Postby Trish » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:01 am

Tonyblack wrote:And HERE'S a clip on YouTube.


Cleese is a great Petruccio! Who would've thought.
But who is his Kate... she's familiar.

Thanks, Tony.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:01 am

Trish wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:And HERE'S a clip on YouTube.


Cleese is a great Petruccio! Who would've thought.
But who is his Kate... she's familiar.

Thanks, Tony.


Her name is Sarah Badel <-- here are the other TV shows and films she's been in. :D
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