This week's theme from Wandering Through the Shelves is movies adapted from Shakespeare's work. Thankfully this theme leaves a lot of wiggle rooms because there's plenty of films that are loosely adapted, and those work for me. I'm going to share my favorite, one that I forgot was based on Shakespeare, and one that I have a really stupid memory of.
1) 10 Things I Hate About You
Loosely based on "The Taming of the Shrew" This one is my favorite. I love the cast and it's just so fun. It's easily my favorite rom com of all time.
2) My Own Private Idaho
Loosely based on Henry IV. I love this movie, but I almost always forget that Van Sant was basing this on Henry IV. Aside from some the way some of the characters speak, it's very subtle. Either way, great film.
3) Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Now here's my stupid memory. We read a lot of Shakespeare in my freshman lit class and our teacher showed us this film. Being as we were all hormone driven teenagers, all anyone seemed to take in was the fact that Juliet's boobs were huge. Our teacher tried to fast forward through their "love scene"and ended up hitting play right as we got a shot of a topless Juliet. I swear no one laughed hysterically.
Everyone laughed hysterically.