Sunday, January 28, 2007
bean and i watched michael almereyda's fabulous modern version of hamlet the other night, and she loved it just as much as i do. i think we'll watch again tonight with m and boo (who saw most, but not all of it). i only wish it included the entire play, every word of it, although i suppose it would then be a three and a half hour(or more)movie. i'm kind of a sucker for shakespeare updates, or really shaking shakespeare up any old way, but i particularly like this one (not only because ayun halliday and sleeping baby inky are glimpsed during the airplane scene).
oh, wow -- my research has just uncovered the fact that michael almereyda also directed the documentary william eggleston in the real world, which is now going right to the top of my netflix queue...
we also started watching the version of hamlet starring the horrible mel gibson. i much prefer the slacker-hamlet as portrayed by ethan hawke to the googly-eyed-overacting hamlet interpretation mel gibson attempts. although glenn close is amazing as his mother.
next up: rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead. i saw this so long ago, but i remember it being hysterically funny.