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Forbidden Planet/Forbidden Attribution
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2154  Monday, 27 November 2000

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Nov 2000 12:58:35 -0800
Subject:        Forbidden Planet/Forbidden Attribution


I finally saw Forbidden Planet.  Aside from the fact that it is slow,
has silly dialogue, and shallow characterizations, I didn't like it very
much, but then I don't dig sci-fi.

None of which is the point.  It is well-known that the film is based on
The Tempest.  It is difficult to conclude this from the film.  I guess I
can see it, but barely.  The points of commonality are few.  My question
is, why is this so well-known?  What is the source or sources of this
insight?

Thanks in advance,
Mike Jensen
 

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