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Friday, May 20, 2005

The Merchant of Venice

Movies are a bit like buses - you wait ages for the one you want and then six arrive all at once. So we're packing them in a bit at the moment. Next week we've got HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy, Kingdom of Heaven is on now, and hopefully will still be around next weekend. This afternoon we saw The Merchant of Venice.

The Merchant of Venice is just sensationally good. Al Pacino as Shylock is outstanding, and the rest of the cast no less so. The lighting and photography were beautiful, and every scene looked like a Rembrandt painting.

Probably a lot of people will miss this film because it's a Shakespeare, and they think the language would be hard to understand. But really there's no need to worry on that score - the text has been quite heavily edited, and the diction of the actors is superb. I've never actually read Merchant of Venice, but I had no trouble at all in following the plot and understanding the meaning.

A brilliant film - catch it if you can.

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