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Shakespeare in Love – Madden – 1998

Shakespeare in Love is a pretty neat movie. It evokes a slice of the life and times of Shakespeare without getting too niggly about the scholarly details. Something like how Shakespeare depicted the Roman Empire, that’s how we are fed … Continue reading

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Titus Andronicus – Shakespeare – A Tale of Two Movies

I have been working on an audition monologue from Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and, at the very worthwhile suggestion of my audition coach Bobbie Steinbach I watched the Julie Taymor movie version and the BBC movie version. There’s are big differences, … Continue reading

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My Darling Clementine – 1946 – John Ford

My Darling Clementine – the title sounds like “let’s use a familiar folk tune as a hook for a crappy movie”. The scenery is absurd – it is Standard Cowboy Movie scenery: Monument Valley and a desert wherein there are … Continue reading

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Touch of Evil

I’d never heard of Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil – a good reason for working my way through a “great movies” list. I knew that Welles had done a movie or two after Citizen Kane and that he spent virtually … Continue reading

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Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” – the movie

I’ve liked every Stoppard piece I’ve seen, but I’ve never seen Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead until tonight. It was the movie version – perhaps I’ll see the play since it is being produced locally in a few months. It … Continue reading

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