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|Saw it yesterday and loved it.
Written by Suzanne K
(6/26/2013 1:45 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, penned by kathleen (elder)
I found it to be very fun and it made Shakespeare very accessible. The juxtaposition of the contemporary house with it's obvious kids' clutter and the adult dialog added to its charm. I think it's the kind of movie you could see a few times and discover more each time. I'm guessing there are some things there only Joss Whedon's diehard fans "get."
I liked that so many of the extras in the party scenes looked like regular people and not typical Hollywood pictures of perfection. It's something else that added to its charm and accessiblity. I could know these people!
Most of the time the fact it was in black and white didn't bother me, although I wonder why he chose that medium. Any ideas? But I thought a couple of panorama shots really failed; they brought me right out of the movie, thinking "that looks terrible."
I may still prefer the Kenneth Branagh/Emma Thompson version just a smidge more (although for sure I'd switch Sean Mahar and Nathan Fillion for Keanu Reaves and Michael Keaton.) But hat's off to Joss Whedon, he really is an exciting talent. I'm so glad my little town happened to have this playing.
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