Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stoppard/Shakespeare versus Morgan/Gregory

Couldn't sleep, so working early. On opposite cable channels, in the background, it's Johannesen/Portman The Other Boleyn Girl, authors Morgan & Gregory, versus Roth/Oldman Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, authors Stoppard & Shakespeare.

Both costume epics, both with rug-chewing attempts at scene-stealing (Richard Dreyfuss in Rosencrantz, Eric Bana and every other pretty-boy-in-tights in Boleyn), but there is just simply no contest: it's Roth/Oldman/Stoppard/Shakespeare in a landslide.

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