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16 August 2009 @ 01:34 pm
Were the World Mine  
Were the World Mine arrived yesterday, unexpectedly, from Netflix. (I'd been watching the Playing Shakespeare series for quite a while, since it's four discs--verdict: pretty much awesome--so I'd completely lost track of what was at the top of the queue after those.) I was only going to watch the first scene--you know, just to see--and somehow wound up watching the whole movie.

I feel like I should have something clever or insightful to say about the way the movie uses A Midsummer Night's Dream, particularly the way the songs "remix" lines from the text to interesting effect...but really, the movie had me at choreographed dodgeball.
 
 
Current Music: "Pirate Moon," Thea Gilmore
 
 
 
Constant Reader: doctor who - GLOBE!skirmish_of_wit on August 16th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
I have not heard of this movie! I should check it out!
tempestsarekind: all the world's a stagetempestsarekind on August 16th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
You definitely should! I mean, what's not to love about random musical numbers composed mostly of lines of Shakespeare? :)
Emily-- Toppington von Monocle: vision [shakespeare]sadcypress on August 16th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
I love it SO MUCH. Let me know if you want me to upload the soundtrack for you... ;)
tempestsarekind: globetempestsarekind on August 16th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Argh, I've already had "We Fairies That Do Run" JAMMED into my head for hours. Would that get better or worse with a soundtrack, I wonder? :)

It was just...YAY. I occasionally forget how much I really *like* A Midsummer Night's Dream, because there's so much sparkly twee stuff laid over the top of it, and really earnest novels about fairies inspired by it, and all. And this reminded me--hey, this play is really about love, and longing, and being confused about who you are, and what happens when things get out of your control.
Emily-- Toppington von Monocle: hot elizabethan boykissing [shakespeare]sadcypress on August 18th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Well, here is the soundtrack if you find yourself unable to function without it: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JCUE3JRD

I think for me, the best part of all is that it FIXES the thing that bothered me the most in 'Dream'- I've never liked it that Demetrius stays under the influence of the flower. It doesn't seem fair to ANYONE involved that that's supposed to be okay, since we're left with two happy couples.
tempestsarekind: a broad rivertempestsarekind on August 18th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

And yes, that's so true. I mean, Demetrius is a little horror, but still, everybody deserves free will!