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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:56 AM
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B for Bushdetta
Here's why tBogg is the greatest blogger around....

http://tbogg.blogspot.com/2006/03/b-for-bushdetta-bush-...
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:01 AM
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1. I'm so unhip...what's "Vendetta?" I might understand the blog if I knew.
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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:01 AM
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2. See V for Vendetta - the new comic book movie.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:24 AM
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3. Originally a comic book
now a movie....it's soft-core SM about a masked hero fighting a fascist Britian....
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:43 AM
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4. Is that John Hurt in the film still?
I've always dug that guy in anything I've seen him in. Has he gone from playing Winston Smith in 1984 to playing the Big Brother-type character in this? I might have to check it out!
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:47 AM
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5. Appears to be....
Apropos of fascist Britain movies, did you ever see the Ian McKellan version of Shakespeare's Richard III?
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:50 AM
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6. No, but funny you should mention it...
...I just bought the DVD of Olivier's famous performance of Richard III and the Ian McKellan one was right there in the bin next to it so I almost got it, too, but decided against it. Should I have picked it up?
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:02 AM
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7. I'm ALWAYS a sucker for "updated" Shakespeare productions
So yeah, I liked it an awful lot. It's set in the 1930s, and the battle scenes are terrific.

The past few years have seen a number of excellent films of Shakespeare's plays: the Leonardo DiCaprio Romeo & Juliet, set in Miami; Ethan Hawke's Hamlet, set in Manhattan (Bill Murray does a great turn as Polonius); and of course, the Kenneth Branagh films.
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:05 AM
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8. I was totally unaware of that Hamlet.
Sounds excellent just from what you've said.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:10 AM
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9. I thought it was....
Here's a pretty good review of it....

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examine...

One of my all time favorites was "Much Ado" on CBS in the early 1970s; Sam Waterson as Benedick set in 1890s America.
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