Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Analysis: Shakespeare in Love

Pardon me if this seems overlong: this was written for my Literary Criticism class and the teacher wanted a 5-page report. It seemed a shame to just throw it away after submitting it, so here it is.

Speaking strictly from an average moviegoer's perspective, without any pretensions to critical analysis, "Shakespeare in Love" has all the hallmarks of a hit movie. It has everything going in its favor. First, there's the talented cast garnished with some well-known names (with Gwyneth Paltrow and Geoffrey Rush coming fresh from other acclaimed films, and of course, Ben Affleck, then at the height of his popularity). Then, there's the love story peppered with moments of comedy and drama; and light romantic comedy, more often than not, is the formula for a Hollywood hit. As the character of Henslowe insists: "It's a comedy they want."

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  1. My, that was long. lol. I have to admit, Shakespeare in Love is one of my favorite movies. Kudos on the your awesome analysis!

    Doms, I need your help on something. You're the only one I know whose words mean a lot to the Davao Community. Can you help me promote a concert that will be held there soon?

    It's a concert for a cause:
    "For a Drug Free Society"

    Bamboo Live in Davao
    on March 1, 2008 Saturday
    @ Damosa Park (gates open @ 6:30PM)

    Tickets range from Php 500, Php 350 and Php 250. Sold @ Bunz, Piza, Paper Tree & Wild FM Station.
    For reservation call +639065411053

  2. Sure thing, Zee! Kind of far from Texas to Davao, isn't it?

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  4. VERY. LOL I'm just helping in the online promotions. And I really admire the band. :) thanks, doms.

    Spread the word. Support the cause.


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