The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0905 Monday, 23 April 2001
Date: Sunday, 22 Apr 2001 19:11:12 +0200
Subject: Hoffman's MND (1999)
I am currently writing my final paper for University. It's a film
analysis of Hoffman's (starladden) 1999 version of MND.
I know that the film has briefly been a topic on the list in 1999 and
(not having been a subscriber back then) was able to have a look at the
relevant postings on the website (brill work, Eric, thanks!). Still, I
wandered whether any of you would like to share any new ideas or
insights (or to raise more questions) concerning the film.
I am (obviously?) most interested in Bottom and the special role he
plays in Hoffman's version. And what about Mrs Bottom? What about the
bicycles? Clever conceit or cheap farce?
Anything you can think of will be welcome.
I'm also desperately seeking some more detailed information on the
director's cv and formation which seems to be rather difficult to find.
There isn't anything much on the IMDB and I haven't found much on the
Internet in general.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Greetings from Aachen, Germany,
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