Queen Elizabeth I never entered a public theatre, as she does in the film. There is also a Rosaline, with whom Will is in love at the beginning of the film. This is the first film I have seen her in where I believed she could become a great actress.
I was carried along by the wit, the energy and a surprising sweetness. The plot weaves several stories and themes. In the end "Shakespeare in Love" causes us to feel as well as think, to think as well as to be entertained. The hero, Shakespeare, is excellently played by Joseph Fiennes.
The daughter of his enemy! Is this a movie or an anthology?
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The only comment I would make is regarding the sheer number of theatre references. It is romantic yet light. Day-Lewis was uninterested, and when Roberts failed to persuade him, she withdrew from the film, six weeks before shooting was due to begin.
Deserving of its Oscar, this is simply a great film. In addition, the two lovers are equally "star-crossed" — they are not ultimately destined to be together since Viola is of rich and socially ambitious merchant stock and is promised to marry Lord Wessexwhile Shakespeare himself is poor and already married.
The historical details that surround the conjectural main plot are accurate down to the names of the actual people with whom Shakespeare crossed paths. Then the movie stirs in a sweet love story, juicy court intrigue, backstage politics and some lovely moments from Romeo and Juliet In fact the overall story we are presented with is not new.
Will and Viola play out the famous balcony and bedroom scenes; like Juliet, Viola has a witty nurse, and is separated from Will by a gulf of duty although not the family enmity of the play: Although it is an art house flick of sorts, it manages to be profound and accessible at the same time.
Miramax Films spokesman Andrew Stengel derided the claim, filed in the US District Court six days before the Academy Awardsas "absurd", and argued that the timing "suggests a publicity stunt".
Between Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, Shakespeare wrote ten other plays over a period of six years. Macbethand the " play within a play ". Sign in to vote. The film never plods. And for anyone who is a fan of Shakespeare, it is easy to find little tidbits to reflect upon - such as the fact that Shakespeare himself was fond of the "play within a play" theme that we see in this film.
Those who have not may be left with the feeling that they have been excluded from much of the content. However, after watching Shakespeare in Love, he reportedly became attracted to the title of the character played by Colin Firth, and asked Queen Elizabeth II to be given the title of Earl of Wessex instead.
There are references to earlier cinematic versions of Shakespeare, such as the balcony scene pastiching the Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet. The performances are excellent throughout, including minor characters.
John Madden directs hypnotically and constantly keeps the camera on the move but most credit for the film must go to Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard for their cunning and often self-parodying script. Much of the credit, though, must go to Michelle Guish for the wonderful supporting cast including: The scene with Shakespeare and Viola in the punt was re-shot, to make it more emotional, and some lines were re-recorded to clarify the reasons why Viola had to marry Wessex.
It is funny but is complex enough to provide enjoyment for fans of literature. There is also a great supporting cast, especially Judi Dench, who all have good melodramatic and comic instincts.
It is a romantic comedy obsessed with nothing more than making references in storyline and plot to the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and those references are made so seamlessly it could almost be assumed that what we see on the screen actually happened to the man.
He is sympathetic but never pathetic. One thing that stood out was the way they showed enough of the performance of Romeo and Juliet so that you could understand what the play is about, without making it a film of the play per se.
This film shows that you can make a film of substance that is at the same time very entertaining.The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers.
Shakespeare in Love () was directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. It stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth. Shakespeare in Love is a American romantic period comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard.
The film depicts an imaginary love affair involving playwright William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and Viola de Lesseps. Shakespeare in Love, the best picture winner ofI know this film receives a lot of bashing due to that win. I believe that also Saving Private Ryan was nominated, which it was also an incredible film.
Shakespeare in Love is a film that I really wanted to enjoy, but I simply didn't get into it. For me, it's a mediocre film, one that fails to really grab your attention and it 92%.
Dec 25, · There is a boatman in "Shakespeare in Love" who ferries Shakespeare across the Thames while bragging, "I had Christopher Marlowe in my boat once." As Shakespeare steps ashore, the boatman tries to give him a script to read.
The contemporary feel of the humor (like Shakespeare's coffee mug, inscribed 4/4.Download