IBJ Movie Night: 'Anonymous'

October 23, 2011
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Did Edward de Vere actually write Shakespeare's plays?

Probably not. But the more important questions is: Has Rolland Emerich made an engaging film based on that fringe theory?

Find our for yourself at a sneak preview of "Anonymous," starring Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis and Rhys Ifans.

I've got passes for an AMC Castleton screening on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:30.

All you have to do is enter below and name your favorite Shakespeare play, film, spin-off or parody. I'll pick winners at random until the passes are gone, beginning Oct. 25th.

Just remember that fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.

  • Julius Caesar
    I'm partial to Julius Caesar:

    There is a tide in the affairs of men.
    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat,
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    Or lose our ventures. (Act 4, scene 3)

    Halloween also brings to mind one of my favorite of Shakespeare's gags, not from Julius Caesar but, rather, about Julius Caesar:

    In the most high and palmy state of Rome,
    A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,
    The graves stood tenantless and the sheeted dead
    Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets.

    Hamlet (Act 1, scene 1)
  • Shakespeare In Love
    Shakespeare in Love
  • favorite shakespeare
    Romeo and Juliet has always been a favorite play
  • Hamlet
    My favorite movie presentation was Hamlet with Mel Gibson.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    It's not that I don't appreciate Shakespeare's more dramatic plays...I just enjoy reading/watching a story every once in a while that doesn't have everyone die at the end. ;-)
  • Much Ado About Nothing
    Hey Nonny Nonny. Also my favorite movie w/ Kenneth Branaugh.
  • Full Fathom Five
    Full fathom five thy father lies;
    Of his bones are coral made;
    Those are pearls that were his eyes;
    Nothing of him that doth fade
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange,
    Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell;
    Hark! now I hear them - Ding-dong, bell.
    -- The Tempest

    Just some of the 200 lines of Shakespeare's (yes, his!) plays and sonnets I had to memorize for my college course on The Bard. Interesting that Full Fathom Five has been the title of so many other works -- from Jackson Pollack to Stone Roses -- proof of Shakespeare's continued influence on our culture.
  • Favorite
    Roxanne! With Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah
  • Hamlet
    The play about the melancholy, introspective Dane has always been a favorite of mine.
  • Hamlet
    Shakespeare is the source of many of today's common sayings although many people have no idea of their origin. I enjoy a witty turn of phrase and hearing someone dressed down poetically while they may not even realize what was said!
  • My favorite
    I'm partial to Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
  • Did he... or didn't he...
    Julius Caesar, The Temptest, Taming of the Shrew...
  • Shake Bake
    Much Ado... Always a good one to teach to my students :) Fun stories, with never ending interest themes
  • 10 things I hate About you
    To be honest, I hate Shakespeare. It's not his fault though. I really had some very bad teachers in high school when we were learning his works. They couldn't tell us what it really meant or translate it into modern themes. I never really got it and I know that is sad. Sorry! The teen movies modernizing his works are honestly some of my guilty pleasures. I always liked 10 things I hate about you and She's all that which I believe both were based off "the taming of the shrew" The modern Romeo and Juliet with Claire Danes was also a great work of art.
  • Green Eyed Monster
    Othello is pretty fantastic.

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