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31 January 2008 @ 01:51 pm
only the best in funeral baked meats  
Sometimes when I can't sleep, my brain gets up to the strangest things. Like my newfound conviction that the world needs a movie called Funeral Crashers, in which Hamlet and Horatio, well, crash funerals (there is totally precedent for this, right?) and inveigle their way in by pretending to be related to the deceased, whereupon they would hang about making comments about how we were all going to be food for worms anyway in the end, and the food was good, but wasn't this very stuff just served at that wedding they'd just gone to?

Because I have PROBLEMS.

Rachel McAdams could reprise her role as Ophelia/love interest from S&A/Wedding Crashers, but I can't decide who should play the dynamic duo of the melancholy Dane and my Elizabethan boyfriend. It would be a dark romantic comedy--Hamlet meets Ophelia at her dad's funeral, falls in love, things are going along just fine (he gives her presents, takes her to a play)--till whoops, she finds out Hamlet isn't what he seems and is in fact the guy who killed her dad, and she goes a bit crazy. How will it end? Will the last funeral Hamlet crashes be Ophelia's? Can the course of true love ever run smooth with all those headstones in the way?

So that was fun. The nightmare I had when I finally *did* get to sleep, about being trapped in a post-nuclear apocalypse? Not so much.
artemisiabrisol: Paul Gross is Canadaartemisiabrisol on January 31st, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Obviously Paul Gross would have to be involved.
tempestsarekind: globetempestsarekind on January 31st, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
Hee, yes. Somehow, some way. :)

...Actually, just to cast slightly against type, I wonder what he'd be like as Horatio?
artemisiabrisol: DS- Hot Rayartemisiabrisol on January 31st, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
Paul Gross can sense a Shakespeare project from three provinces away.

Hmmm.... Paul Gross as Horatio is an intriguing concept. Although I've always thought that his role on Due South was a touch of Horatio.
tempestsarekind: all the world's a stagetempestsarekind on January 31st, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
Ha. His Bard-sense is a-tingling.

I have yet to see Due South, and have only seen one season of S&A thus far, but I wonder what it would be like to take all of that fantastic *energy* from S&A and then put it into a part as controlled and as cautious as Horatio has always seemed to me.
cschellscschells on January 31st, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
Wow. I would definitely Netflix it!
tempestsarekind: globetempestsarekind on February 1st, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
The sad thing is, I would too!
Constant Reader: doctor who - GLOBE!skirmish_of_wit on February 1st, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
For the record, this sounds like one of the greatest movies of all time. And "Can the course of true love ever run smooth with all those headstones in the way?" is one of the best tag lines I've ever heard.

I vote for (cough) David Tennant... because I have a one-track mind like that. His antic disposition would be a thing of beauty. Maybe the RSC will sell his Hamlet on DVD...

I also really like Paul Rudd, in spite of the dreadful stuff he's been in. I think he could do Horatio in a quiet, wry sort of way and still be really funny.

Am I on the bad crack? I worry that I might be.
tempestsarekind: all the world's a stagetempestsarekind on February 1st, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Hee, thanks. I was quite proud of the tagline myself. And I think you're on the very best crack.

I would put in a vote for David myself, of course, and in fact I'm not sure why I didn't just go ahead and do that in the post! :) As for his antic disposition--oh yes. That was my first thought when I heard the first rumors about Hamlet. *wants* If the RSC put the production on DVD, I think I would cry from happiness.

Paul Rudd...hmm. I've had a soft spot for him since Clueless. That might work!