Sunday, August 6, 2006

HEY NONNY NONNY, AND YOU'RE UP ON ROUTER 2: During the trend of pretty good modern re-imaginings of classics in modern language in the late 90s (Cruel Intentions, 10 Things I Hate About You, O), I always thought that there was a darn fine comedy to be made based on Much Ado About Nothing. Sure, we already have a very good version of it with big stars (save the awful Keanu Reeves and the tiresome Rude Mechanical bits fronted by Michael Keaton), but a modern dress/modern language version had the potentnial for greatness. I'm only 20 minutes in to BBC's ShakepeaRe-Told version of the play, which transposes the action to modern television news. It's Shakespeare crossed with Sports Night, which, at least in my view, is a pretty darn good combination.

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