The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2380 Friday, 29 December 2000
Date: Wednesday, 27 Dec 2000 11:58:00 -0500
Subject: 11.2372 Re: Branagh Love's Labour's Lost
Comment: Re: SHK 11.2372 Re: Branagh Love's Labour's Lost
My small, obscure local video store had a poster for LLL. I was
disappointed at the news that there would not be a video release--but
the store invested in two copies. I thought it was a complete failure as
a version of LLL, but as a movie I found it entertaining and, in the
end, moving (although they did have some pretty emotive subjects to draw
on). I enjoyed the choreography; I'm not surprised that Adrian Lester is
a fine dancer--but who knew that Branagh was a quite watchable dancer?
Pity that the women were completely wasted in two-word parts--but that's
a failing of many movie genres from action onward.