I made a Kangashark icon.
And it, perhaps
But I made it, nonetheless.
I might've forgotten to mention it ten hours earlier, but I have stumbled upon godly greatness.
ShakespeaRe: Told on the BBC.
They retell Shakespeare's plays in modern settings for a two hour movie... I started watching them a little over a month ago, when they aired "Much Ado About Nothing".
Oddly enough, they pinned it. Exactly. wtf How rare is that. The play was exactly what it was supposed to be, the only differences being that Hero gets a concussion from being thrown against a wall, rather than dying of a broken heart/spirit. Oh yes. Her name is still Hero.
The week after that, they made MacBeth. And once again, from what I remember of the play, fsking NAILED it. Why can't American film makers do something unbelievably awesome
like this? MacBeth sees his dead father-figure at a meeting, and throws a bloody plate at him
. It was like sweet sweet love on a screen.
The next glorious undertaking: A Midsummer Night's Dream. I actually don't particularly like
this play so much as it's okay and fun with fairies. The whole, "Now you love THIS girl! SWITCH" reminds me waaay too much of crappy improv games. This show did hit the nail on the head, though... and it was entertaining enough to watch through, with Puck, whom I've always imagined quite energetic and mischeivous, now portrayed as a drug-dealing yet insightful mellowed fairy. With a goatee.
My most favorite, favorite play by Shakespeare (of those I have read/seen) is The Taming of the Shrew. It is like a plastic lunchbox with a thermos of AMBROSIA. And the remake makes me giggle in ways I cannot control. For instance: "Kate:(hissing and angry)'What-do-you-want?' Petruchio:(calm and happy) 'For you to have all my babies.'" Or perhaps, when they're in their room on their honeymoon: "Kate:'If you -touch- me I'll scream.' Petruchio:'Oooh! Promise?
(rips off pants)'"
So. Yes. They got that play pretty accurate.
In conclusion: IEE I LOVE THIS SHOW IT IS LIKE SO GOOD. I REALLY REALLY WANT TAMING OF THE SHREW ON DVD OH GOD FANTASTIC.
And like. I don't know if it's on anymore. They're showing some lame crap now instead. I must check and see if they're going to reshow it anytime soon. I must.
PostScript My mood is not stressed. I just have a fecking GREAT stress mood icon.