The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Monday, August 23, 2010

OK, No More Shakespeare References

Either I don't understand them or it's going over people's heads. Either way, not good. It could possibly have something to do with the severe lack of reading Shakespeare on my part. I think the only bits of his work I've seen are Romeo & Juliet and the scene from Renaissance Man where Danny DeVitto takes his students to see Henry V.

Of course that doesn't include the numerous modernized remakes of his works. They don't really count. But the best of those has to be Moonlighting's Taming of the Shrew episode.

While we're on the subject of movies (we are, aren't we? If not, we are now...) I finally saw Quentin Tarentino's Inglorious Basterds. Wow, what an excellent film! Chapter 4, "Operation Kino" may be the best stuff he's ever written.
Michael Fassbender absolutely nails the role of Lt. Archie Hicox. All I could think of while watching was "a young Sean Connery."


an Donalbane said...

I have the Moonlighting Taming of the Shrew...on VHS.

Yeah, cause I recorded it in 1980-something. No TIVO back then.

Showed it to my middle son last year, when he was studying Shakespeare. It's better than the original.

Loved the BMW logo on the horse's breastplate or saddlebag.

RPM said...

That is one of the Top 2 horseback entrances in TV/Movie history. The other is Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles.
It's a Pick 'Em.

an Donalbane said...

Petruchio (David Addison/Bruce Willis): "Zounds! What mounds!"