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September 13 2012

4 star review of Much Ado About Nothing in The Guardian. "...the first great contemporary Shakespeare since Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet".

I guess this'll be in the print edition tomorrow too.
ZonKneelsFirst, do you work for The Guardian? All your links have been to that site.
Liking the Baz Luhrmann comparison; makes me look forward to suggesting and potentially studying Much Ado in the future. Being able to analyse Joss's work in Film Studies AND English will be a dream come true!
My only concern about Much Ado is that here in the States, the Bard doesn't do too well at the box office. As a whole, neither do black-and-white films. And Joss' movie brings us both. Add into the mix a cast that the average film-goer won't recognize, except maybe for that Castle guy. I fear that in spite of very good reviews and possibly even awards, the film will at best end up in the art houses.
I just want to see it. I'll go to an art house.
Art houses are the theaters I go to the most. As long as I can pay to see it, that's all I care about
ZonKneelsFirst, do you work for The Guardian? All your links have been to that site.


No Simon, I don't work for the Guardian, I just have a very boring job that means I spend more time reading it than working.

But the way you've spelled my name makes me think you might. ;-)
I suspect it will be limited release, art house cinema style.
Will it be released in the UK? Please, please let it be so.
I bet limited release to gauge interest, then a slightly wider release. Word of mouth will propel this movie, not a large release or a weekend box office. The Hurt Locker was a tiny movie playing in a very limited release and was propelled mostly from word of mouth.


[ edited by viewingfigures on 2014-04-11 20:57 ]
Hey guys!!

Here is the Q and A from the MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING premiere at TIFF 12 this year!

Joss + Cast + Crew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yz_qOKl-kI

enjoy
the film will at best end up in the art houses.

Fortunately, Joss can afford to do as many art-house movies as he likes now. :-)

I was just imagining when it comes time for the local art house to do a "Whedon-fest." What a hilariously odd mix of movies it will be!

But the way you've spelled my name makes me think you might. ;-)


Nice comeback. I like that :).
I fear that in spite of very good reviews and possibly even awards, the film will at best end up in the art houses.

I would think the most anyone is hoping for in terms of box office is a solid arthouse performance. There's a reason it was made on a shoestring budget.

As long as I get to see it on a big screen, I'm happy.
Austin is blessed to have the Alamo Drafthouse chain of "arthouse" theatres, and they love all things Joss.

I cannot wait. Am so excited.
I consider Landmark theatres in the U.S. to be art houses and I predict money will be made if Landmark picks it up. But perhaps we aren't giving enough credit to the theatre crowd out there to come see it in the big multiplexes. Also, I remember seeing Burton's Sweeney Todd at the Regal Cinemas and two young guys were discussing it as they were coming out. They probably thought it was just a slasher film - no idea it was a musical, it freaked them out, and yet I got the feeling they were intrigued by it (that someone is singing and at the same time slashing throats). I always hoped they investigated further into the story. And any way you can get young people to watch Shakespeare, all the better.

Plus, Lionsgate has to know that producing a DVD is a good idea.
I just got back from seeing it again - the last screening unless it wins the people's choice award & it gets shown again on Sunday. It was just as funny the second time around and I saw a few more familiar faces in it, like David Fury.
I was also struck again by little touches. When Don John (Maher) comes in to a room, prepared to lie and ruin lives, you can see him reflected in the glass of a framed picture on the wall. He is quite literally two-faced.
I did not love Luhrmann's R&J. As far as modernized Shakespeare goes, i preferred Hamlet 2000, with Ethan Hawke. I think I will like Joss's Much Ado more than either of them, or both of them put together.

[ edited by Squishy on 2012-09-15 04:14 ]
BTW, Mikelle Vein, thank you for that lovely YouTube link.

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