The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1004 Wednesday, 2 May 2001
Date: Monday, 30 Apr 2001 17:44:24 -0400
Subject: 12.0905 Hoffman's MND (1999)
Comment: Re: SHK 12.0905 Hoffman's MND (1999)
Dear Eva D.:
For Samuel Crowl's review of Hoffman MND, see Shakespeare Bulletin 17.3
(Summer 1999): 41-42.
Jim l., Co-Editor, SB
>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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