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30 September 2011 @ 12:24 am
I dunno, you guys...  
... this could be awesome?
 
 
 
Dr Leezardlizardspots on September 29th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Mehhh I am not convinced. I almost feel obliged to dislike it based on the music choices in the trailer.....
Riakessie on September 30th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
Haha, I feel obliged to like it based on the music choices in the trailer... ;)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: collapsingnight: guitar tshirtscoradh on September 30th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
haha, I did not even notice these! Must watch again.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Candy lipsscoradh on September 30th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
I watched Prom Night simply because of a song in the trailer. I AM NOT ASHAMED.
fugitive from an mgmt videoyeats on September 30th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
i totally thought it was going to be a movie about these ppl


Edited at 2011-09-30 01:01 am (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Bookishscoradh on September 30th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHA
a kid on the lookout for transcendenceextemporally on September 30th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
>:( I thought it was going to be a "Shakespeare is alive in New York City" type thing, which - this may be hypocritical given that we were just ragging on Tam Lin - would be so much more awesome than "Shakespeare didn't really write Shakespeare!" (I'm not sure who did, according to the film - they seem to be leaning towards Marlowe.)
Blindmouseblindmouse on September 30th, 2011 09:33 am (UTC)
they seem to be leaning towards Marlowe.

Or possibly a vampire?

(I don't actually think it can be Marlowe? 'None of your poems or plays will ever bear your name' and such.)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fashion: pink bikescoradh on September 30th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
I don't actually think it can be Marlowe? 'None of your poems or plays will ever bear your name' and such.

Either way it's going to be a disappointment. They're going to pin it on Marlowe or Bacon or someone, and it's very literally 'not YOUR name', or it'll be a noneity, which is a cool idea but loses its piquancy because, well, we don't know who it is. And if we did know we'd know and it wouldn't be Shakespeare. (Um, sense not making?) I mean you'd have to presuppose that these people had powers of premonition and knew the writer would become the creator of the literary world as we know it and then go on to hide his/her identity. It's super tragic but only if you knew in advance it was going to be tragic.
Blindmouse: Alice readingblindmouse on September 30th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
Do you remember the early days of the Internet when it seemed to exist solely so that people could email you long lists of funny news headlines or nauseating anecdotes about angels or Things Kids Had Written In Exams? One of the examples of the last that stuck with me was: The Iliad and the Oddyssy were not written by Homer but by another person of the same name. Which summed up one of the key problems with this kind of mystery fairly nicely, I thought.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: multicoloured heart pendantscoradh on September 30th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
Didn't Marlowe die ages before Shakespeare? I could be wrong, my knowledge of his bio is almost exclusively gleaned from Shakespeare in Love. :P

It's for sure an interesting idea, but I knew it wasn't because I saw a poster first. The poster's awesome. Never underestimate the power of an awesome poster is the key message here.
lokifan: Shakespeare: prose before hoeslokifan on September 30th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
I think it will be stupid.

But I'll still see it! I just bristle in my authorial-intent-is-nothing way at the idea that it's RELEVANT whether Shakespeare wrote the plays. Who cares?! We still have the plays and the sonnets! We lose nothing if it wasn't Shakespeare - except maybe the extra bit of pathos over his son dying and Hamlet.

Also, I side-eye the 'between the lines' stuff. Conspiracy theories don't annoy me usually but SHAKESPEARE DOESN'T NEED AN ENCLOSED RIDDLE TO BE WORTHWHILE, THAT'S CHRISTMAS CRACKERS.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Disney: Hadesscoradh on September 30th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is what I was trying and failing to say in the comment above! (Which I initially wrote as 'sonnet above', lol.) Shakespeare was a success in his lifetime, and couldn't possibly know how monumental his legacy would become. No one could. It's only us, in retrospect, wondering if some dude didn't know that after his death he'd be revered. That's Van Gogh, not Shakespeare.

I side-eye the 'between the lines' stuff

TBH Shakespearian language is so inaccessible to the modern casual reader that you don't need to look between the lines. The lines themselves are puzzles enough.