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Posted: 5/6/2004 8:50:11 AM EST
No joke. If you haven't seen it you should check it out.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 8:54:25 AM EST
Agreed
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 8:56:32 AM EST
I saw it over 10 years ago, the language was too dense for me back then.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 8:57:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By raven:
I saw it over 10 years ago, the language was too dense for me back then.



Are you sure it was the language that was too dense?



....BUUUUUUUUURRRRNN!!! Sorry, I couldn't resist. I just love the word "dense" as an insult. I didn't actually mean it!
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:01:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/6/2004 9:05:11 AM EST by raven]
Hey, they were speaking English but I didn't have the foggiest idea what they were talking about. I think I can handle it now.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:07:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By raven:
Hey, they were speaking English but I didn't have the foggiest idea what they were talking about. I think I can handle it now.



Actually I couldn't agree more - it's only in the last five years or so I've really started to appreciate things like that.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:07:07 AM EST
I thought the best actors were the horses.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:16:01 AM EST
I thought it was aight, if you are into that kind of thing.

Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:17:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By xbigfootx:
No joke. If you haven't seen it you should check it out.



one of my favorites......especially since I was born on St. Crispins day!!!!
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:21:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Imbroglio:
I thought it was aight, if you are into that kind of thing.




No zombies in Shakespeare.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:25:48 AM EST
Henry V is just a kick ass play anyway. Ever seen the old movie with Lawrence Olivier? Really cool as well.

Not to dwell on the bard in hollyweird too much, but I also thought Mel Gibson's Hamlet was bitchin. Any other Hamlet I had seen was....sterile, you know too damn Shakespearian (sp). Mel's version was wacky...Like doing Lethal Weapon in the Globe Theater.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:25:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By raven:
Hey, they were speaking English but I didn't have the foggiest idea what they were talking about. I think I can handle it now.


Yeah, like when I talk with people in Scotland. I can make out English words, but somehow, most of the conversation eludes me.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:32:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/6/2004 9:34:55 AM EST by xbigfootx]

Originally Posted By TWIRE:
Henry V is just a kick ass play anyway. Ever seen the old movie with Lawrence Olivier? Really cool as well.

Not to dwell on the bard in hollyweird too much, but I also thought Mel Gibson's Hamlet was bitchin. Any other Hamlet I had seen was....sterile, you know too damn Shakespearian (sp). Mel's version was wacky...Like doing Lethal Weapon in the Globe Theater.



I wasn't a big fan of Gibson's Hamlet. It was lacking something. It just didn't do anything for me. Branagh's Hamlet was good, and I really liked Laurence Olivier version .
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:35:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/6/2004 10:01:48 AM EST by Imbroglio]

Originally Posted By PAEBR332:

Originally Posted By raven:
Hey, they were speaking English but I didn't have the foggiest idea what they were talking about. I think I can handle it now.


Yeah, like when I talk with people in Scotland. I can make out English words, but somehow, most of the conversation eludes me.



Check out a movie called "Ratcatcher". It was made in Ireland, everyone is speaking english, but it had to have subtitles so you can understand what the hell they are saying.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:43:05 AM EST
Branagh's Henry is excellent. You should also see Ian McKellen's Richard III. That is a hell of a movie. For an interesting treat rent Gibson's Hamlet & watch it, followed immediately by "Rozenkrantz & Guildenstern (sp?) are Dead." Watch carefully for the characters Rozenkrantz and Guildenstern in "Hamlet." Watch those 2 movies together is a rare treat.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:55:19 AM EST
"And which of you is the dolphin?" Brian Blessed is one scary pissed-off dude......
heads...heads....heads...heads...heads.....
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:55:59 AM EST
It is one of THE GREATEST films… The French get their ass's royally kicked, what more can you ask for in a film?

Andy
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 9:57:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/6/2004 9:58:28 AM EST by raven]

Originally Posted By hound:
"And which of you is the dolphin?"





DAUPHIN
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 10:00:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By vito113:
It is one of THE GREATEST films… The French get their ass's royally kicked, what more can you ask for in a film?

Andy




Not much. That is always key to a good film.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 12:23:35 PM EST

Henry V is just a kick ass play anyway. Ever seen the old movie with Lawrence Olivier? Really cool as well.

Not to dwell on the bard in hollyweird too much, but I also thought Mel Gibson's Hamlet was bitchin. Any other Hamlet I had seen was....sterile, you know too damn Shakespearian (sp). Mel's version was wacky...Like doing Lethal Weapon in the Globe Theater.



Shakespeare is never sterile if done well.

IMO Kenneth Branagh's Henry V was sterile, boring, drawn out unnecessarily, and the only time I ever went to sleep during Shakespeare. Shakespeare is best done with rhythm and pace, Branagh's Henry V can be best described and plodding with no rhythm. I much preferred the Lawrence Olivier version. If you liked Olivier’s Henry V you will love his Richard III. I do agree Gibson was very good in Hamlet; Hamlet should be played on the edge that is the way it is written.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 1:17:28 PM EST
Richard III in the 20's and 30's was great. I haven't seen a recent Shakespeare that wasn't pretty good, although the updated Midsummers Night Dream was a little less than perfect. Even DiCrapio's Rome and Juliet was good. (Original dialogue but visuals updated to a contemporary Miami type city).

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