Much Ado About Nothing: A Film By Joss Whedon by Joss WhedonJoss Whedons new adaptation of Shakespeares classic comedy has already been acclaimed as a masterpiece.
This official book features an Introduction by Joss, his full screenplay, and a gallery of photos from the set. Also included is an extended interview with the director, discussing his approach to the play, and the production of the film, shot in just 12 days at Whedons own house.
Much Ado About Nothing – review
Within the first 10 minutes of Joss Whedon 's " Much Ado About Nothing ," I found myself smiling with excitement, while also holding my breath in nervous anxiety. Would the film be able to sustain its confident manic tone, maintain its humor and smarts, its depth of characterization and innovative use of text and landscape? Would the magic hold? The magic holds. It holds from beginning to end. Audiences will remember Kenneth Branagh's well-received version from , with the cast of stars tumbling and laughing over bright hillsides in Tuscany, dressed in flowing period garb.
Also shorter. Do not suppose that this is reflexive literary snobbery or a preposterous apple-and-orange comparison. Whedon cares more about character than about plot. The faster they talk, the more he loves them. You do not have to have stayed awake in your high school English class to know how it all ends. Shakespeare is an eternal rebuke to modern spoiler sensitivity.