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'Henry5' Makes Shakespeare Sci-Fi -- and Check Out the Cast!

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'Henry5' Makes Shakespeare Sci-Fi -- and Check Out the Cast!

Post by SonjaMarie » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 3:36 am

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Post by Margaret » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 5:47 am

I'm skeptical. I think The Tempest would work better as SciFi than the Henry plays - and cramming them all into one feature-length movie???

But yes, the cast is outstanding - I will be tempted.
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Post by wendy » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 10:49 am

I took a great trip around Shakespeare's Globe Theater when I was in London this summer and have fallen in love with the bard all over again. Will definitely check this one out.

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Post by Madeleine » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 12:02 pm

Vinnie Jones? Please, no! I hope he's one of those who isn't "contractually" definite yet.
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Post by Leo62 » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 1:00 pm

Hmmm....interesting concept. Could be great, could be truly awful. :D
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Post by fljustice » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 3:49 pm

Impressive cast, indeed. I'm intrigued!
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Post by SGM » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 6:21 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Vinnie Jones? Please, no! I hope he's one of those who isn't "contractually" definite yet.[/quote]

I concur absolutely with your sentiment. No No No.

Re Tempest making a better Sci-Fi - anyone remember Forbidden Planet. Aged but with definite qualities.
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 11:08 pm

Who the heck is Vinnie Jones? I've heard of the others, and generally enjoy their work.

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Post by Madeleine » Thu November 4th, 2010, 11:57 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Who the heck is Vinnie Jones? I've heard of the others, and generally enjoy their work.[/quote]

He's a rather thuggish-looking English footballer who became an "actor" - he's been lots of action stuff, "Swordfish", "X Men". He's done well in Hollywood though......

Actually I think this whole thing smacks as a bit of a wind-up, there's nothing about it on imdb, not when I looked yesterday anyway.
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Post by Margaret » Fri November 5th, 2010, 6:01 am

Re Tempest making a better Sci-Fi - anyone remember Forbidden Planet. Aged but with definite qualities.
I do remember it - a classic. Though my husband's over-the-top enthusiasm for it kind of dulled my appreciation. The poetry was better in The Tempest. "Full fathom five thy father lies. Of his bones are coral made ...."
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