Tarantino and Shakespeare!!

Fun stuff. Friday night I really enjoyed Inglourious Basterds! A packed theater always helps for a Tarantino film...remind me sometime to tell you about the midnight revival i saw of Pulp Fiction. I had expected a teeny bit more of a normal WWII movie, i mean at least 1 battle scene. But that does not happen. We see some aftermaths of ambushes, several intense Mexican Standoffs (of course) and some dramatic "does he know that they know that he knows" situations. the first 15 minutes i bit through my fingernails on my right hand...Wow. Definitely a 7.

Saturday night i went to the Nashville Shakespeare Festival's presentation of The Taming of the Shrew. Not sure how i feel about this one. On the one side, it is soooo unfeminist that the play is a bit offensive. Also, the girl who played Catherine did so in a very squealy way so sometimes it was hard to understand her words. On the good side, they set the play in 1960's America which was very cool. Great soundtrack. The guy who played Petrucio did a wonderful job, throwing himself into some outlandish costumes! Overall, i think i'll go with a 5. I'll also be going back in a few weeks to see The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), a 3 man play that is supposed to be hilarious. That runs from 8/27-9/13. Come on down if you are in Nashville!


  1. Ah, two wonderful events. I really look forward to seeing Inglorious Bastards. I much prefer Brad Pitt in the more offbeat roles and so the first time I saw a trailer for this one I put it on my list.

    Taming of the Shrew is a play I've seen in various forms (Kiss Me Kate on Broadway, 10 Things I Hate About You, The classic movie version with Elizabeth Taylor). I have always enjoyed it, though you are right in its ideas being dated. Although I think Shakespeare was more poking fun at that idea rather than having what today might amount to a 1950s mentality.

    I'm glad you got to go do such fun, and varied, things.


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