Mr. Whedon said his crew was:
“dedicated to the idea that this story bears retelling, that this dialogue is as fresh and intoxicating as any being written, and that the joy of working on a passion project surrounded by dear friends, admired colleagues and an atmosphere of unabashed rapture far outweighs their hilariously miniature paychecks.”
Joss Whedon wrote, produced, and directed this flick.
With the occasional Ripe with double entendre, Much Ado About Nothing is a modern rendition of the old school Shakespearean comic love story. This is Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Yet here, the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick is given a contemporary spin. Though you’d never guess from the final product, Whedon shot the film over the course of only 12 days. He used the original text and filming in only black and white, Whedon creates a version of a muted, yet hysterical Shakespearean world offering a dark, but rather sexy view of the intricate game that is love.
This sums up Much Ado rather well:
“It’s a comedy reflecting Shakespeare’s attitude toward the differences between true romantic love and the societal notion of courtship (for those of you who think courting involves a 2AM text and a bottle of Jack, you may be in for a bit of a shock with this one). But let’s face it, in the end Shakespeare is right! Romance is totally tainted when when honor, deception, and court politics get in the way.”
If you like, please view the trailer for this modern gem.
“I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes. And moreover, I will go with thee to thy uncle’s.”
True. Quality. Remake.