I hope this makes some of you in a better mood. Because I’m feeling quite over the day. But this helps a bit.
This post makes me want a duck.
Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made
Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.
Dude, seriously. This version is actually very accurate.
My Shakespeare professor in grad school said the same thing.
I think most Shakespeare movies are just so classy and highbrow with their gorgeous period costumes and mandatory snooty elocutionary accents that people forget how goofy this play actually is. The lines, the characters, the motivations, the babyfaced teen stars, I just… oh my god it’s all so real. I’ve heard a lot of people blast Baz Luhrmann for making such a campy adaptation and it’s just like no, you don’t understand, that was all Shakespeare.
Sometimes I wonder if the real reason it’s disliked is because it was so damn popular with teenage girls.
"Sometimes I wonder if the real reason it’s disliked is because it -was so damn popular with teenage girls."
Probably since almost everything that’s popular with teenage girls is devalued and put down. I might try streaming this or something if people want to watch it?
It’s got a bad rap for a lot of the line delivery being shit (Shakespearian actors get the reputation they do for a reason) for the most part. It’s very accurate and pretty at times with good cinematography and some of it is pretty great, even for a Shakespeare movie, but when you’ve got these actors trying to spit out mouthfuls they can’t quite handle it’s like watching a dog chew on a bone almost as big as it is.
ellen what the fuck happened in 1998
ellen degeneres came out in 1997
yeah but ellen what happened in 2014
ellen page came out in 2014
Yeah, but what happened to the y-axis labeling?
Literally NONE of those names are in the actual Top 5 US names for girls! (It hardly needs pointing out, I guess.)
i legitimately honestly cannot believe this im not even laughing im speechless i didnt know the world could be like this
the most important day in history has come
I made an Apple pie ;33
This kid is hilarious