The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2147 Monday, 27 December 2004
Date: Tuesday, 21 Dec 2004 23:23:45 -0500
Subject: Pop culture Reference
High on my list of weird Shakespeare references this week is a comment
buried in the DVD Special Features of the zombie romantic comedy Shaun
of the Dead.
In the section titled "Plot Holes", the character Diane explains that
after leaving the pub with her boyfriend's severed leg in hand (um...it
all makes sense in the movie, trust me), she battered her way across to
the park and climbed a tree, where she passed out. When she awoke, she
found the pub had been burned to the ground and the area was deserted.
Nevertheless, she was too afraid to come down, so she stayed there for 3
days, subsiding on her boyfriend's leg, just like in the film Alive,
which incidentally is the film they saw on their second date....but only
because they weren't able to get into Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About
Happy Holidays to all, living and undead.
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