The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0032  Thursday, 6 January 2000.

From:           Arthur D L Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 6 Jan 2000 15:59:19 +0800
Subject: 11.0026 Re: pop refs
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0026 Re: pop refs

If someone has mentioned this before, my apologies for repetition.  The
film Mystery Men, which only just made it to Singapore, contains both a
witless pastiche of 'We happy few' and a moderately clever riff on
Hamlet.  The Bowler, Janeane Garofalo's character, is an irritable,
black-clad depressive, obsessed with revenging the murder of her father,
whose skull she carries around encased in a transparent bowling ball and
with whom she carries on a nagging posthumous conversation.  (He
apparently wants her to get the revenge over with and go back to
graduate school, at Wittenberg presumably.)  That the character is a
notably inarticulate but highly effective woman of action I take to be
an intended irony.

Arthur Lindley

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