Sunday, 10 August 2008

Days in New York...


For a full explanation, please see the start of the countdown.


Hamlet (1996)
[#50 in 100 Films in a Year 2008]
[1st half]

Kenneth Branagh's four-hour full-text adaptation of arguably Shakespeare's most famous play. So long it has an official intermission inserted, which is where I watched to -- it's a bit much for one sitting if you ask me. At least the current David Tennant-starring production, which I'll be seeing in September, has been edited.


Overheard in New York by S. Morgan Friedman & Michael Malice
Forward by Marc Shaiman
Introduction: The Whole World is Listening by Lawrence Block
"Behind Closed Doors"
"Going Underground" (pages 101-137)
'Best of' volume from the blog of the same name, which collects amusing things people have been overheard saying in New York (the title really is self explanatory).