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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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Don't think that was actual Shakespeare. Rather an original text written in the Shakespearean style and language.

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Macbeth would have been more fitting. I think Jes Sayin is right, it was just regular dialogue written in Shakespearean style.

The gimmicks in this film fell flat, imo. Alfred Molino as the waiter reading off policy decisions. The credit roll in the middle of the film.

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