Shakespeare nuts, though, and Whedon nuts, will love it. You might be surprised how many productions fail with clueless line readings. So that clicked for me when I realized, oh, I get why it matters everybody goes through the weird machinations we go through. Acker was last seen in The Cabin in the Woods, while Denisof was hidden under layers of prosthetics as The Other in The Avengers. Archived from on February 2, 2015.
Check out our 'about' page for more details and be sure to give us your take on everything you read here! That being said, there is something about Much Ado that never seems to work. One of the best actors in the film had to be Franz Kranz aka Topher Brink from Dollhouse. I highly recommend giving this a watch. Among the cast are a host of faces that will be familiar to any long-term Whedon fans. The first weekend of wide release in the U. Two jaded wits fall for each other with the help of well-meaning friends. Branagh stays true to his roots, as it were, in the theater, and essentially brings a theatrical production to the silver screen.
All tracks written by Joss Whedon, except where noted. Archived from on June 19, 2013. However, this is no science fiction geek fest, it's an artfully done, modernized take on the original play. Beatrice and Benedick are the patron saints of 1930s screwball comedy. Your answer isn't clear about that.
The final scenes in each film are parallel to the opening scenes, and are consistent in their contrast to one another. Sex roils underneath every moment, every motivation, every misunderstanding and every rejoinder. The issue I have is that even though they didn't pay for a catering company, Whedon or his wife had to pay for the raw ingredients, even if she prepared the food herself. And finally, the setting--Whedon's actual home--is a real winner. He figures out a way to make it seem as if Hero had been unfaithful to Claudio, on the night before the two were to be wed.
There are no big stars in it, although fans of Whedon's films and television series will recognize many of his regulars. Originally the balcony scene between Beatrice and Benedick came after the funeral procession, but Kaminsky suggested the two be swapped. He really tackles a wide range of emotions from silly to very seriously dark. Firefly and Serenity stars Nathan Fillion and Sean Maher play the fool and the villain respectively. Amy Acker brings a luminous intelligence to the role. It was shown at the in July 2013. Whedon, on the other hand, a filmmaker through and through, approaches the play as if it were the beginnings of a film script, and adds layers of cinematic storytelling that are not found in the text.
Benedick returns her insults, to her face and behind her back. It was later reported that the film would have a limited theatrical release on June 7, 2013. The extras on it are worth a watch too. It got a certificate in the United Kingdom from the. Leonato is another character with varying degrees of authority in each film. Archived from on July 9, 2013.
In many ways Much Ado is the ideal Shakespeare project for Whedon, given that Beatrice is something of a proto feminist, railing against a society that traps her in the feminine role. The film premiered in the United States at the , followed by the , the , the and the. There are many, many more wonderful comedic examples in both adaptations, and both films make me laugh out loud every time I see them. During that time, differences in rank were a fact of life, and so behavior and attitudes in accordance with those differences does not seem out of place—though Washington manages to balance a regal aloofness with a one-of-the-guys approachability. Upon announcing we were watching this, my kids were fairly excited. Number of permitted concurrent streams will vary based on the terms of your subscription. Whedon says he chose whiteout fades, as opposed to traditional fade outs, because it just felt appropriate.
Another marked contrast we see in the beginning of the two films is in the setting of the initial verbal sparring match between Beatrice and Benedick. However, he and Jillian Morgese, the newcomer playing Hero and who is the absolute spitting image of Amy Acker, whose cousin she plays here , are both constrained by the limitation of their characters and their hard-to-believe love story. Archived from on October 5, 2013. He has no purpose beyond making trouble for others. European premieres have been held at the , the , the , the , the , the , the 2013 Athens International Film Festival and the. He uses one main location his own house , and much of it takes place in echoing high-end interiors, perfect for a story where everyone is constantly eavesdropping on everyone else.