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24 January 2015 @ 12:26 pm
Michael Almereyda's Anarchy  
http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/films/first-trailer-for-shakespeare-film-anarchy


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…can anyone explain to me how Almereyda took the cross-dressing romance Cymbeline, with its central female character of Imogen, and turned it into the dudeliest thing ever to dude? (If you manage not to blink, you can just about see her after she's cut off her hair and dyed it, so I guess it's nice to know she's in there somewhere. Just not, you know, important or anything.)

UGH. And it doesn't even look interesting. Like, "ho hum, drug kingpins, shooting people, driving around in old cars, haven't seen that before! This is a new and fascinating look at a world that no one ever puts on screen!"
 
 
 
a_t_raina_t_rain on January 24th, 2015 07:19 pm (UTC)
Wow. I did not have high expectations for this film to begin with, but I think they just went through the floor.
tempestsarekind: all the world's a stagetempestsarekind on January 24th, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
I mean, I suppose it's technically in the realm of possibility that the trailer somehow completely misrepresents the film, but it's exceedingly doubtful that this is the case!

I don't think I'd heard about this film before seeing the trailer, but it certainly doesn't look like anything I'd want to put myself through.