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Re: Nunn's Twelfth Night
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0401  Tuesday, 20 February 2001

From:           Nick Jones <
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Date:           Friday, 16 Feb 2001 11:52:15 -0500
Subject: 12.0390 Re: Nunn's Twelfth Night
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0390 Re: Nunn's Twelfth Night

Graham Bradshaw is right that Nunn's Twelfth Night was not a small
production in film terms.  According to Ken Rothwell, the budget was $5
million.  The production team of David Parfitt and Stephen Evans came to
this project from "big" films like Henry V and Much Ado, The Madness of
King George, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (not uniformly artistic
successes, but full feature films nonetheless).  The art director, Ricky
Eyres, went on to do the really big film, Saving Private Ryan.  In that
sense, then, there's an ambitious scope about Nunn's film.

I remember that seeing it in the theater was wonderful for realizing
that scope, that sense of space, which you certainly don't get (or need)
in Nunn's Macbeth.  I don't think you get that in the video edition.  I
hope that a DVD will be released so that we can at least get the
letterboxed full-screen version.  Anyone know of such possibility?

Nick Jones

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