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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

"The Tempest" Trailer

So here's the trailer for Julie Taymor's "Tempest" with Helen Mirren as "ProsperA" and a celeb-heavy cast. It looks extremely over the top, but only time will tell if it's over the top in a good way. I've seen some great and awful adaptations of "The Tempest" in my time, including a trippy 70s art-house version that freaked my friends and me out so much we turned it off twenty minutes in (we were cramming for a Shakespeare final in college). And then, of course, there's "Forbidden Planet." What think'st thee of the trailer, fair readers?

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  1. My favorite is Paul Mazursky's version with Cassavetes (swooooooon!) in the role of Prospero and the great Raul Julia as Caliban. I loved that movie!

  2. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Well, it looks interesting, though whether that's good or bad remains to be determined...

  3. I could do without Russell Brand. He irritates me. But if he's SUPPOSED to be irritating, I might be able to deal with it! It does look... interesting. I'm... uh... simultaneously hopeful and doubtful!

    Now, how about that BOOK CLUB you keep teasing us with the possibility of? (I know, horribly constructed sentence, but whatever.)