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This looks utterly fucking...amazing. The Tempest, directed by the incomparable Julie Taymor, and with Dame Helen Mirren as "Prospera."


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Nov. 25th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
I would commend to your attention, should it become available anywhere near you, the recording of The Tempest from the Stratford Festival this summer with Christopher Plummer as Prospero; I did not get the chance to see it live, but it had a couple of cinema showings across Canada within the last couple of weeks and it was excellent in a way I think will nicely complement this one.
Nov. 25th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)

Nov. 25th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
Want to come up to Boston and see it?
Nov. 25th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)

Want to come up to Boston and see it?

I was going to ask you that same question. And Greer?
Nov. 26th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
And Greer?

It's The Tempest—I can't imagine she won't. We should e-mail.
Nov. 26th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
I'd love to!

Nov. 26th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Wow, I'm now really looking forward to this one. I very much enjoyed Across the Universe, but it was a bit of a mess, but this looks to be amazing.
Nov. 26th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
I can't believe you hadn't seen this before, or I would have linked to it some weeks back when I first saw it. Well, totally in agreement anyway
Nov. 26th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
I will almost certainly be seeing this the first chance I can. But I have to admit, the trailer makes me quail a bit. And remember fondly (!!!) the Peter Greenaway version from twenty years back.
Nov. 26th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
Am greatly looking forward to this release. When I first saw the trailer I thought it cool Helen Mirren would be Prospero...but in an interview last week Taymor stated that Prospero was re-written (or re-imagined) as a Mother figure. This should truly prove interesting. I wait.
Nov. 26th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
This sounds great. And then I discovered it wasn't out in the UK until March. Damn it!
Nov. 27th, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
Watching it again, it still looks impressively lovely, but I wish the only person of color wasn't playing Caliban, after some reflection, that feels rather disturbing. I may be less bothered when I actually see it, but having at least one other actor of color would have felt less problematic (at least to me).
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