Thursday, July 18, 2013

Joss' "Much Ado"

Audrey and I went to see Joss Whedon's adaptation of Shakespeare's always delightful "Much Ado About Nothing".
It was fun. It was primarily fun because it was basically a family reunion. Joss brought a bunch of folks he liked who have worked with him before to his country estate for like 11 days and shot. 
The cinematography was gorgeous - the masque ball, in particular, was really pretty. 
And everyone did a decent job. But there is definitely a difference between mainstream, modern film acting and Shakespearean acting. Majorly different skillsets. Not all of them have both (sorry, dears; no offence). Perfectly enjoyable, nonetheless. Though it was *really* weird to see Sean as a bad guy. Major synapse confusion going on. Haha. 
Anywho, well worth an afternoon, but not likely to fulfil a craving for proper Shakespeare. 

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