question of the day: What’s your favorite cinematic adaptation of a Shakespeare play?
Another question in honor of my trip to the once hometown of the Bard and the current base of the Royal Shakespeare company:
What’s your favorite cinematic adaptation of a Shakespeare play?
Consider the question as broadly as you like, but keep it limited to movies adapted from the plays, not movies about Shakespeare himself (so 10 Things I Hate About You counts, but Shakespeare in Love doesn’t.)
I’d probably have to say that my own favorite is one of Kenneth Branagh’s: either his Much Ado About Nothing, in which the sunshine and food and wine of Tuscany are as much characters as the characters; or his Love’s Labour’s Lost, which weaves pop standards into the story to glorious musical effect. Though Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet is absolutely electric in how modern it feels.
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