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10 Things I Hate About You

Alternative title
Ten Things I Hate About You
Synopsis
What would happen if you made a boring old set text into a high-school romcom?. Junger’s adaptation, set in a suburban Seattle high school is ‘smart and sassy, a brightly contemporary retelling of The Taming of the Shrew’ (The Guardian, 2019).
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Multimedia; Video
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1999
Duration
97 mins

Credits

Director
Gil Junger
Producer
Andrew Lazar
Cinematographer
Mark Irwin
Writer
Kirsten Smith
Screenplay
Karen McCullah Lutz
Music
Richard Gibbs
Art Direction
Gilbert Wong
Cast
Julia StilesKatarina ‘Kat’ Stratford (Katherina)
Heath LedgerPatrick ‘Pat’ Verona (Petruchio)
Larisa OleynikBianca Stratford (Bianca)
Joseph Gordon-LevittCameron James (Lucentio)

Additional Details

Theatre
harman
Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
film adaptations; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Teen movie

Notes

Notes
Available on BoB: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/prog/0017C8AF?bcast=114697393

Budget $16,000,000 estimated.
Figures
$38,176,108 Gross (2005) Box Office Guru
Reviews
For an analysis of the marketing campaign behind the film see Emma French, Selling Shakespeare to Hollywood: The Marketing of Filmed Shakespeare Adaptations from 1999 into the New Millennium (Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2006), pp116-122. For a detailed account of the precise Shakespeare references see Lanier, Douglas ‘Film Spin-Offs and Citations’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p. 313-4, entry 1326).

Online Availability

Online URL
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/prog/0017C8AF?bcast=114697393
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Mad Chance Productions

Name

Touchstone Pictures

Distributor

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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