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  1. Miguel and William (2007 Film)

    aka: Miguel y William

    Director
    Ines Paris
    Producer
    Antonio Saura; Alicia Telleria

    Feature film. A romantic period comedy which asks what would have happened had William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes loved the same woman. Leonor de Vibero (Anaya), an aspiring actress, heads for Spain...

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  2. V for Vendetta (2006 Film)

    Director
    James McTeigue
    Producer
    Joel Silver; Grant Hill; Andy Wachowski; Larry Wachowski

    Feature film. Set in London in 2020 when Britain has become a Fascist state, a freedom fighter known as V (Weaving) uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressive society. He rescues a young woman (Portman)...

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  3. Taming of the Screwball, The (2003 Film)

    Series
    Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
    Director
    Steve Belfer

    Cartoon. Daffy Duck hosts a television show called ‘The Mysterious Phenomena of the Unexplained’. Daffy and Porky plot to pocket the investment money by doing a bad play (cf ‘The Producers’). They...

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  4. Komiser Sekspir (2001 Film)

    aka: Commissar Shakespeare

    Director
    Sinan Cetin
    Producer
    Sinan Cetin; Semil Cetin

    Turkish feature film directed by Sinan Cetin. When he learns that his only daughter Su has Leukaemia, police officer Cemil (Kadir Inanir) sets up a theatre in his police station in the hope of winning a TV...

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  5. Romeo Must die (2000 Film)

    Director
    Andrzej Bartkowiak
    Producer
    Joel Silver; Jim van Wyck

    Feature film. Stylised martial arts action drama based very loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. When his brother is murdered, ex-cop Han Sing breaks out of jail to avenge his killing and gets...

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  6. Postman, The (1997 Film)

    Director
    Kevin Costner
    Producer
    Kevin Costner; Steve Tisch; Jim Wilson

    Feature film. Set in 2013, after World War Three has destroyed most of USA, including the government. an itinerant actor nicknamed Shakespeare (Costner) who wonders between villages performing scenes from...

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  7. JFK (1991 Film)

    Director
    Oliver Stone

    Feature film. A fictional account of the conspiracy around John F. Kennedy’s assassination investigated by district attorney Jim Garrison. Garrison quotes ‘One may smile and smile and be a villain’ (1...

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  8. Olivier Talks About Othello (1965 Film)

    Laurence Olivier introduces a featurette about the making of OTHELLO (1965).

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  9. Witch’s Tangled Hare, A (1959 Film)

    Series
    Looney Tunes
    Director
    Abe Levitow

    Animation. The credits appear over a blasted heath. A young Shakespeare walks thoughtfully along, quill in hand, stuck on page one of Macbeth. He comes across an intriguing scene and hides behind a tree. He...

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  10. Too Much Too Soon (1958 Film)

    Director
    Art Napoleon
    Producer
    Henry Blanke

    Biopic on the life of Diana Barrymore, daughter of John Barrymore. While drunk on a yacht Barrymore (Flynn) delivers lines from Henry V (from II ii and Act III prologue) and the entire ‘once more unto the...

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