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Re: Book on Shakespeare's Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0770  Thursday, 24 April 2003

From:           Al Magary <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Apr 2003 16:08:11 -0700
Subject: 14.0740 Re: Re: Book on Shakespeare's Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0740 Re: Re: Book on Shakespeare's Hamlet

Kay Smith wrote:

>After a little detective work, I discovered that the film Olivier is
>referring to is the 1937 action drama, <Souls at Sea> directed by Henry
>Hathaway and starring Gary Cooper and George Raft.  So the famous line
>has a cinematic rather than a critical provenance.

As an aside I'd like to point out a handy utility, the Internet Movie
Database's quotations search engine: http://us.imdb.com/Sections/Quotes/

While it didn't turn up the Gary Cooper quote, it found this Shakespop
from a movie you're not likely to see soon, "Transformers: Robots in
Disguise" (2001):

Sky-Byte: What sort of nonsense is this? "It was the best of times, it
was the worst of times?" Best or worst, make up your mind!
Slapper: Does Sky-Byte really think he's going to understand humans by
reading that stuff?
Sky-Byte: "To be or not to be?" This guy can't make up his mind either!

Al Magary

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