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Re: Romeo is Bleeding
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1596  Monday, 28 August 2000.

[1]     From:   Richard Burt <
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        Date:   Friday, 25 Aug 2000 13:07:20 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding

[2]     From:   Robert J. Matter <
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        Date:   Friday, 25 Aug 2000 12:09:35 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding

[3]     From:   Jimmy Jung  <
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        Date:   Friday, 25 Aug 2000 13:53:34 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding

[4]     From:   Michael Harrawood <
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        Date:   Friday, 25 Aug 2000 14:34:56 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding

[5]     From:   Marcus Dahl <
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        Date:   Saturday, 26 Aug 2000 18:45:53 EDT
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From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Friday, 25 Aug 2000 13:07:20 -0400
Subject: 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding

You got the plot right.  There is no Shakespeare reference in the film.

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From:           Robert J. Matter <
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Date:           Friday, 25 Aug 2000 12:09:35 -0500
Subject: 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding

No Shakespeare content but good noir nonetheless.

Bob Matter
Hammond, Indiana

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From:           Jimmy Jung  <
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Date:           Friday, 25 Aug 2000 13:53:34 -0400
Subject: 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding

Romeo is bleeding is either amazing or overwrought, depending on who you
ask.  It has nothing to do with Shakespeare and lots to do with film
noir or attempted film nor (depending on who you ask).  Gary Oldman
plays a crooked cop exactly as you would expect him, but being from the
group who thinks highly of the film, I believe its highlight is Lena
Olin as Mona Demarkov, one of the greatest screen villains I can think
of.  No, I have no explanation for the title.

As always www.imdb.com is a great source for more info.

Jimmy

I'm not asking you to kill him; I'm asking you to bury him. If he dies
in the process, that's his problem.  -Mona Demarkov

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From:           Michael Harrawood <
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Date:           Friday, 25 Aug 2000 14:34:56 -0400
Subject: 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding

Jeff,

The title Romeo is Bleeding is from a Tom Waits song.  I thought the
film was great, with Lena Olin in a particularly demonic role.

Michael Harrawood

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From:           Marcus Dahl <
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Date:           Saturday, 26 Aug 2000 18:45:53 EDT
Subject: 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1583 Romeo is Bleeding

Dunno about the film but there's a damn brilliant Tom Waits song of the
same name on his Blue Valentine album circa 1977...check it out the man
is God.  (Waits I mean).
 

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