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Aro Favourite Shakespeare in Love

 

UK 1998, 123 minutes
Dir. John Madden
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama, Comedy / Romance

Topics: Period - 1500s.

 

Aroview: Shakespeare's art imitates life according to this gloriously fanciful, Oscar-winning tragicomedy, as the Bard himself (Joseph Fiennes), stuck in a creative dry-spell, finds the vagaries of romance provide bountiful inspiration for his composing of 'Romeo and Juliet'.

Taking inspired liberty with historical facts, the fancy handywork of the screenplay (co-penned by Tom Stoppard) comes gilded with theatre truisms and allusions, then flaunted with magnificent wardrobe and ebullient casting.

Oscar - Best Picture

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
 

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