Sunday, February 05, 2006

Movie Weirdness

I'm not really a movie buff, but I do occasionally rent one from NetFlix. Recently I watched (again) Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 Romeo and Juliet (brilliant; if you've never seen it, well worth watching), and a few weeks later, quite by chance, watched John Madden's 1998 Shakespeare in Love (also well worth it).

The point here is: you really must watch these movies in that order to appreciate the fact that much of the first half of
Shakespeare in Love is a pastiche on the Zeffirelli! A good pastiche, too.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery??

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