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(Huffington Post)   Shakespeare fanboy Joss Whedon unveils his "Much Ado About Nothing" in Toronto, says Bard would have been an outstanding writer of comic book movies with his reliance on big themes, larger-than-life characters, and in-jokey pop-culture references   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 35
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2012-09-11 10:43:56 PM  
That's enough, Joss Whedon.
 
2012-09-11 10:51:49 PM  
He's right. We think of Shakespeare as a writer of elite culture but in his day he wrote for the working man in the street. Today he'd be the showrunner on a TV series or a Hollywood blockbuster director.
 
2012-09-11 10:55:53 PM  
Dream approves.
 
2012-09-11 10:56:03 PM  

Flint Ironstag: He's right. We think of Shakespeare as a writer of elite culture but in his day he wrote for the working man in the street. Today he'd be the showrunner on a TV series or a Hollywood blockbuster director.


yep, couldn't have said it better myself. what we consider his more obscure, historical references, his audience would've understood as he catered it to the education received at the time. shakespeare was a pop artist. not meaning to detract from his legacy, he is remembered for a reason.
 
2012-09-11 11:01:24 PM  
Damn, I can't wait to see this. Nathan Fillion as Dogberry!! Meep!

I might be nice to my hubby, though and take my sister to see this and leave him at home with the twins.

/giddy
 
2012-09-11 11:11:10 PM  
Branagh's Much Ado starred a teenage Kate Beckinsale, so Whedon's version has to be staggeringly good to overcome that.

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2012-09-11 11:19:17 PM  
So, is he saying Shakespeare was the Michael Bay of his time?
 
2012-09-11 11:25:32 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: So, is he saying Shakespeare was the Michael Bay of his time?


Yes, but with fewer 'splosions.
 
2012-09-11 11:26:43 PM  

Yakivegas: ThatBillmanGuy: So, is he saying Shakespeare was the Michael Bay of his time?

Yes, but with fewer 'splosions.


And more bears.
 
2012-09-11 11:31:51 PM  

Gunny Highway: Yakivegas: ThatBillmanGuy: So, is he saying Shakespeare was the Michael Bay of his time?

Yes, but with fewer 'splosions.

And more bears.


Yet oddly, about as much rape.
 
2012-09-11 11:37:46 PM  
I want to watch this. Nathan Fillion in a Shakespeare play ...

Yakivegas: Yes, but with fewer 'splosions.


Didn't they have cannons and stuff?
 
2012-09-11 11:42:40 PM  
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FRED!
 
2012-09-11 11:56:44 PM  
WHEDON THREAD.

In before the haters.
 
2012-09-12 12:01:45 AM  
Doth mother know you are wearing her drapes.

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FRED!


Oddly enough, I like her better with the blue hair.
 
2012-09-12 12:02:32 AM  
I'd have used the Obvious tag.
 
2012-09-12 12:04:27 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: Didn't they have cannons and stuff?


They did, it's actually how the original Globe Theater ended up burning to the ground. Wadding from a stage cannon fell on the stage and the whole thing went up.
 
2012-09-12 12:19:56 AM  

Flint Ironstag: He's right. We think of Shakespeare as a writer of elite culture but in his day he wrote for the working man in the street. Today he'd be the showrunner on a TV series or a Hollywood blockbuster director.


Sex, violence, intrigue, and blood. Blood is obligatory.

/obscure?
 
2012-09-12 12:32:59 AM  

QT_3.14159: Damn, I can't wait to see this. Nathan Fillion as Dogberry!! Meep!

I might be nice to my hubby, though and take my sister to see this and leave him at home with the twins.

/giddy


Having the poor man's Kurt Russell playing a role that was owned and perfected by Michael Keaton is hardly cause for celebration.
 
2012-09-12 12:42:55 AM  
Shakespeare was the Simpsons of his time.
 
2012-09-12 01:08:24 AM  
While this does sound like it will be a fun movie, it will be awfully hard to beat the Branagh version. Everyone (except Keanu Reeves) was cast perfectly.
 
2012-09-12 01:42:29 AM  
Joss W does William S?

Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as B&B in Much Ado?

Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher? Clark Gregg are involved?

Yes, yes, yes!

Loved the Branaugh version and earlier BBC efforts and there is no way I'm going to miss this.

/Premiered in the T dot?
//Yeah, like I needed another reason to dislike TO.
///I keeeed, sorta.
 
2012-09-12 01:44:59 AM  

Martstar: Having the poor man's Kurt Russell playing a role that was owned and perfected by Michael Keaton is hardly cause for celebration.


You liked Keaton's Dogberry? I thought it was kind of embarrassing myself. Maybe I set the bar too high there.
 
2012-09-12 02:58:40 AM  
Britanick is also in this for some reason
 
2012-09-12 03:38:34 AM  

OgreMagi: Flint Ironstag: He's right. We think of Shakespeare as a writer of elite culture but in his day he wrote for the working man in the street. Today he'd be the showrunner on a TV series or a Hollywood blockbuster director.

Sex, violence, intrigue, and blood. Blood is obligatory.

/obscure?


Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see. Nothing is obscure.
 
2012-09-12 03:53:02 AM  

Quotizmo: OgreMagi: Flint Ironstag: He's right. We think of Shakespeare as a writer of elite culture but in his day he wrote for the working man in the street. Today he'd be the showrunner on a TV series or a Hollywood blockbuster director.

Sex, violence, intrigue, and blood. Blood is obligatory.

/obscure?

Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see. Nothing is obscure.


Okay, I was wrong. You weren't misquoting. Yours is obscure. A google search only yielded reviews of HBO shows.
 
2012-09-12 06:52:35 AM  
I don't know about that, Joss. His idea of a strong female character wasn't a stripper with two guns instead of one.
 
2012-09-12 07:22:19 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I don't know about that, Joss. His idea of a strong female character wasn't a stripper with two guns instead of one.


Do you have Joss confused with Frank Miller?
 
2012-09-12 09:35:21 AM  

shidekigonomo: Britanick is also in this for some reason


Britanick is in this because Joss Whedon was in this.
 
2012-09-12 11:20:30 AM  

Flint Ironstag: Branagh's Much Ado starred a teenage Kate Beckinsale, so Whedon's version has to be staggeringly good to overcome that.

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Is that the dude from My Best Friend Is A Vampire?
 
2012-09-12 11:34:27 AM  

Pants_Optional: Flint Ironstag: Branagh's Much Ado starred a teenage Kate Beckinsale, so Whedon's version has to be staggeringly good to overcome that.

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Is that the dude from My Best Friend Is A Vampire?


Most people would have said Wilson from House.
 
2012-09-12 01:07:40 PM  

Quotizmo: OgreMagi: Flint Ironstag: He's right. We think of Shakespeare as a writer of elite culture but in his day he wrote for the working man in the street. Today he'd be the showrunner on a TV series or a Hollywood blockbuster director.

Sex, violence, intrigue, and blood. Blood is obligatory.

/obscure?

Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see. Nothing is obscure.


Yeah, "compuslory" is the word. I can't believe I got the quote wrong.
 
2012-09-12 03:12:47 PM  

Quotizmo: Quotizmo: OgreMagi: Flint Ironstag: He's right. We think of Shakespeare as a writer of elite culture but in his day he wrote for the working man in the street. Today he'd be the showrunner on a TV series or a Hollywood blockbuster director.

Sex, violence, intrigue, and blood. Blood is obligatory.

/obscure?

Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see. Nothing is obscure.

Okay, I was wrong. You weren't misquoting. Yours is obscure


No, it wasn't. R&G is not obscure.

/can't remember any one liners to come back with though
//and now I want a big mac
///yes, I have ony seen the movie
 
2012-09-12 03:14:44 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I don't know about that, Joss. His idea of a strong female character wasn't a stripper with two guns instead of one.


Other than Fred, Willow, Tara, Inara, and Kaylee you're totes correct.
 
2012-09-12 10:52:17 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Pants_Optional: Flint Ironstag: Branagh's Much Ado starred a teenage Kate Beckinsale, so Whedon's version has to be staggeringly good to overcome that.

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Is that the dude from My Best Friend Is A Vampire?

Most people would have said Wilson from House.


SWING HEIL!
 
2012-09-12 11:12:34 PM  

quatchi: Joss W does William S?

Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as B&B in Much Ado?

Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher? Clark Gregg are involved?

Yes, yes, yes!

Loved the Branaugh version and earlier BBC efforts and there is no way I'm going to miss this.


Tom Lehnk, Andrew from Buffy, is involved as well.
 
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