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Shakespearean Insert


As Vice and wife are heading to bed the script lurches into dialogue between them I believe from Hamlet. Brilliant on so many levels but what's your take on that; personal entertainment, emphasize the power behind the man, to portray their belief that they were playing roles in some world stage epic? Why this trope?

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Because it was funny. I think the director may have written for SNL, back when SNL was still a comedy show.

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It was good but hard to understand as they were nearly whispering. I wish they had spoken up.

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a strange movie, very strange.

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I think it was a joke about how they couldn't possibly know what they said to each other in private so they just had them act out Shakespeare instead.

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