Much ado about nothing film joss whedon
Much Ado About Nothing: A Film By Joss Whedon by Joss WhedonJoss Whedons new adaptation of Shakespeares classic comedy has already been acclaimed as a masterpiece.
This official book features an Introduction by Joss, his full screenplay, and a gallery of photos from the set. Also included is an extended interview with the director, discussing his approach to the play, and the production of the film, shot in just 12 days at Whedons own house.
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Within the first 10 minutes of Joss Whedon 's " Much Ado About Nothing ," I found myself smiling with excitement, while also holding my breath in nervous anxiety. Would the film be able to sustain its confident manic tone, maintain its humor and smarts, its depth of characterization and innovative use of text and landscape? Would the magic hold? The magic holds. It holds from beginning to end. Audiences will remember Kenneth Branagh's well-received version from , with the cast of stars tumbling and laughing over bright hillsides in Tuscany, dressed in flowing period garb. Whedon takes a different approach.
The faux-naturel gesture repertory of those programs is the same as the one that Whedon imparts to his Shakespearean actors, and his representational and impatient filming, which keeps the eye hopping while the dialogue is rattled off, is the same, as is the blandly underlining music. Marry, once before he won it of me with false dice; therefore your Grace may well say I have lost it. I now take the line to mean that Beatrice and Benedick had a brief romance, and that he broke it off because of his vow to never marry, because of his aversion to love and to enduring relationships. Would the seduction of Beatrice—or, rather, her sexual relationship with a man she loved, whom she thought loved her—be the cause of her tart-tongued temper? Or does she not blame him utterly because she blames herself equally, and so, with the same gesture, taunts him and implicitly invites him? Thus goes every one to the world but I, and I am sunburnt.
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Reading this on mobile? Click here to watch video. There was a great fear in the s and 70s that various respected directors who'd moved into making epics and blockbusters would be unable to return, even occasionally, to more modest productions. Some of them didn't, most notably David Lean. The same query was raised over Francis Ford Coppola and, more recently, hangs over Christopher Nolan. But the year-old Joss Whedon has triumphantly answered the question.