Thursday, April 10, 2008

R & G are Undead

Update:  This looks like the official website for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead.

I'm intrigued by the film, even though . . . or, perhaps, because . . . it looks weird and unconventional.

[Note:  "Unconventional" is a mild way of describing a Hamlet-based vampire film.]

I suppose that any Shakespeare-related film that isn't set in high school is going to be exciting to me.  So many modern derivatives are set in high school that it's become a bit cliché.

[Note:  I make an execption in the case of Hamlet 2 (for which, Q.V.), which is set in high school but which looks delightful.  It also has a release date of 29 August 2008!  Just the thing for a back-to-school weekend.]

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