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Re: New Shakespeare Films by Branagh
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0976  Friday, 9 October 1998.

[1]     From:   Jad Duwaik <
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        Date:   Thursday, 08 Oct 1998 13:37:25 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0968  New Shakespeare Films by Branagh

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Thursday, 08 Oct 1998 22:43:04 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0968  Re: New Shakespeare Films by Branagh


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From:           Jad Duwaik <
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Date:           Thursday, 08 Oct 1998 13:37:25 -0400
Subject: 9.0968  New Shakespeare Films by Branagh
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0968  New Shakespeare Films by Branagh

A friend made a comment that the reason Branagh stars in all his films
may be related to pressure from the producers. I think he's correct.
Branagh as a director will not attract the money necessary to fund a
movie, however, Branagh as the star certainly doesn't hurt..

Jad

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 08 Oct 1998 22:43:04 -0700
Subject: 9.0968  Re: New Shakespeare Films by Branagh
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0968  Re: New Shakespeare Films by Branagh

> So, I take it you consider Robert DeNiro, Helena Bonham Carter and Tom
> Hulce neophyte actors?  Not Shakespeareans, but surely not neophytes.

My apologies, to you, Messrs. Holm, deNiro and all the others.
*Frankenstein* was a bad example of using neophyte actors, but it's
certainly a good example of self-indulgence.

And no big deal, Linda, no offence taken.  But I do actually think
there's rather a difference between a director making someone else look
good, and casting himself then making himself look good.

Cheers,
Sean.
 

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