I’m playing along with TMP again and if you’re interested the rules are simple; base on the theme of the week pick three to five movies and tell us why you picked them, then link up with Wandering through the Shelves.
Just for fun, I found this on DD#2 FB wall yesterday and I couldn’t resist sharing it with y’all considering today’s theme.
Here’s my insult, Oh, thou saucy, sheep-biting haggard! Feel free to share yours in my comments. 🙂 Now it’s time to get down to business. I’m gonna be upfront with you. I did not learn the classics in school. I’m having problems with my ears but I definitely heard the gasps. Okay, maybe I imagined that but still, I’m not well versed in Shakespeare or other dead writers who wore tights. But, I might be able to come up with a few Shakespeare Adaptions.
The first movie that comes to mind is the 20th-century version of Romeo & Juliet in the popular 1961 mewsical flick, West Side Story. I’m sure everyone is familiar with it but for those who are not, this is a tale of two rival street gangs clashing over the same turf with two lovers caught between the mess.
This movie enthralled me as a kid and I’d like to see it again. Perhaps it’ll show on Netflix streaming sometime soon.
I watched Much Ado About Nothing (1993) several years ago and I can’t remember a lot about it other than it’s a romantic comedy surrounding a wedding. All I remember is It has a host of stars and was fun to watch. Here, watch the trailer for yourself.
I’m not sure if this movie qualifies or not but I’ll share it because it’s about Shakespeare. How close to the truth if any it is I cannot say but I found Wikipedia an interesting read about the film.
Shakespeare In Love is a story of a promising new playwright. Everything is going badly for young Will when his inspiration for writing halts. What he needs is a jolt to unlatch his writer’s block and that he gets with the beautiful, Lady Viola. It was love at first but despite Lady Viola’s arranged engagement, the two become lovers and from the fiery romance, Shakespeare pens his greatest work of Romeo and Juliet. I recommend this delightful, heartwarming, tale of forbidden love.
It’s a wrap, folks! I hope y’all decide to come back tomorrow with multiple posts filled with a lot of fun! There’s something for everyone – photography (Skywatch Friday), blessings (Celebrate the Small Things), Friendly fill-ins, and lots of laughs (Friday Sillies).
I’ll see you at the movies!