Movie Top Ten Doris Day

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  1. Emelee

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    How close to the original stories do the film adaptions need to be? Would a movie like The Lion King count, as it's basically Hamlet but with lions? Or is such movies too far from the original to count?
     
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    1 Macbeth 1971
    2 Romeo and Juliet 68

    based on Shakespeare

    3 Kiss me kate 53 (taming of the shrew with HK)
    4 West side story 61 (Romeo and Juliet)

    5 hamlet 96
     
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  3. Karin Schill

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    Good question. I do think that "The Lion King" is a bit farfetched as I have never seen any Shakespeare connection. I mean if The Lion King counts so does Dallas since it's been pointed out that Bobby and Pam were like Romeo and Juliett. So I think for this round we are looking for movies that are actually adapted from Shakespeares plays and not just movies that has Shakespearan qualities.

    I hope this answers your question. :)
     
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    Never? A nice king with a nice crown prince. The evil uncle who kills the king, blames the prince & takes over the crown himself. How have you missed the connection? It's a copy of Hamlet. Even with the love story. Hamlet & Ophelia = Simba & Nala.

    However, I do agree that it's not really a Hamlet adaptation. Different names, different setting, different twists & turns etc.
     
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  5. Karin Schill

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    Well I think I have probably missed it since I haven't watched the lion king in like 20 years or so. But interesting parallels so thanks for pointing it out. :)
     
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    I have watched a lot of loose adaptations of Shakespeare plays, many of them already mentioned, my favorite being "West Side Story". I happen to have a very complete collection of movies based on his works, but for one reason or another I haven´t started watching them! Lazy moi!

    So here is my limited list:

    1- The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
    2- Titus (1999)
    3- The Merchant of Venice (2004)
     
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    Oh, that's right --- and "The Taming of the Shrew" (1967)
     
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    I've only seen Romeo + Juliet (1996), so I can't make a list this round.
    I've read more Shakespeare plays than I've seen film adaptations. ;)
     
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  9. Karin Schill

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    Well even if you've only watched one movie it still counts. :)
    But yeah there are apparently lots to chose from as there is approx. 410 Shakespeare movie adaptions, meaning that he is the most adapted of all the authors.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_William_Shakespeare_screen_adaptations

    Anyway after giving it some thoughts here is my Shakespeare list:

    1. Taming of the Shrew (1967)

    I really enjoy the way Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton play off each other in this movie. Their chemistry is great and the movie feels modern and funny but without losing it's traditional setting. It's my favorite Shakespeare movie simply because I've rewatched it several times.

    2. West Side Story (1961)
    A bit far-fetched and not a true adaption language wise but I can't help but loving this movie so I have to list it.

    3. Romeo and Juliet (1968)

    I prefer this version to the more modern one since it has a traditional setting and feel to it.

    4. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
    When I was in High School one of our teachers took us to the cinema to watch this movie. I was a bit disappointed with the modern setting. But oh well getting to watch Leo Di Caprio in class is never wrong! ;)

    5. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
    Another movie that I watched with school and I loved it.

    6. Richard III (1955)
    Laurence Olivier's adaption of this movie. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

    7. Henry V (1944)
    Another Laurence Olivier adaption.

    8. The Tempest (1960) TV Movie
    Richard Burton stars in this adaption so I have seen it.

    9. King Lear (1983) TV Movie

    Laurence Olivier's adaption of it. Feels more like a theater play than a movie.

    10. The Merchant of Venice (1973) TV Movie

    Laurence Olivier stars in this adaption as well.
     
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    Good :D now I can join in and list these two...

    1. The Taming Of The Shrew (1967)
    2. West Side Story (1961)
     
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    Miss Piggy and moi want to add "West Side Story" and put it at the top of my list...Thank you Karin!
     
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  12. Karin Schill

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    Last chance to take part in this round. :)
     
  13. Karin Schill

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    Okay so we have a result and it's another tie for favorite Shakespeare adaption...

    The first winner is:
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    Romeo & Juliet (1968)
    It's the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet whose families are in a feud and yet the Montague teenage son falls in love with the Capulet's teenage daughter. The two young lovers run away from home to be together but due to a misunderstanding their story has the most tragic ending.

    In this version Romeo is portrayed by Leonard Whiting and Juliet is portrayed by Olivia Hussey. The movie is directed by Franco Zefirelli. It's labelled as a British-Italian romantic drama movie.

    You gave the movie a total of: 37 points.

    Here's a trailer for the winning movie:



    Also here's the love theme from the movie:



    The second winner is:
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    The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
    In this adaption Elizabeth Taylor portrays Katharina the shrew who doesn't want to get married and Richard Burton portrays Petruchio who manages to tame her by marrying her. The movie is a British-Italian comedy movie. It is directed by Franco Zefirelli.

    You gave the movie a total of: 37 points.

    Here's a trailer for the winning movie:



    And a later trailer (maybe fan made):

    https://youtu.be/wUcKUpRxTgg

    Then here's the rest of the list:

    West Side Story (1961) 35 p.
    Macbeth (1971) 28 p.
    Romeo + Juliet (1996) 20 p.
    The Merchant of Venice (2004) 13 p.
    Hamlet (1996) 11 p.


    At Eight Points:
    Kiss me Kate (1953)
    Titus (1999)
    Macbeth (2015)

    At Seven Points:
    Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

    At Six Points:
    Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

    At Five Points:
    Richard III (1955)

    At Four Points:
    Henry V (1944)
    Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

    At Three Points:
    The Tempest (1960) TV Movie

    At Two Points:
    King Lear (1983) TV Movie
    Prospero's Books (1991)

    At One Point:

    The Merchant of Venice (1973) TV Movie
    The Tempest (1979)


    Thank you to everyone who's taken part in this round. :)
     
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    The 1930’s

    This decade was characterized by the great depression and the start of World War II. The great depression lead to unemployment and poverty around the world. Some notable disasters are the China Floods of 1931, Yellow River Floods in 1938 and 1935 Labor Day hurricane. Art deco architecture was popular. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit in 1937. Some world leader of the decade includes: Franklin D Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Neville Chamberlain and the Japanese Emperor Hirohito.

    The decade also saw some new technologies within aviation, radio and film. A lot of people listened to the radio for news and swing music became popular. It was also in this decade that the Technicolor movie came and there are about 50 classic movies made in this decade. But which movie from this decade is your favorite?



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    Top 10

    1. Intermezzo 39
    2. snow white and the 7 dwarfs 37
    3. Wizard of oz 39
    4. dark victory 39
    5. jezebel 38
    6. goodbye mr Chips 39
    7. gone with the wind 39
    8. the 39 steps 35
    9. wuthering heights 39
    10. the lady vanishes 38
     
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    My favorite 1930s movies:

    1. Gone With The Wind (1939)
    2. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    3. Stagecoach (1939)
    4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    5. Wuthering Heights (1939)
    6. Queen Christina (1933)
    7. Storm in a Teacup (1937)
    8. Fire Over England (1937)
    9. Pensionat Paradiset (1937)
    10. Le Quai des Brumes (1938)
     
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    Voilà mine:

    1. Gone With The Wind (1939)
    2. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    3. Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs (1937)
    4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    5. Wuthering Heights (1939)
    6. Duck Soup (1933)
    7. Jezebel (1938)
    8. A Night at the Opera (1935)
    9. Top Hat (1935)
    10. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    11. Bride of Frankenpig

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    Watching a few 30s movies this week to get into the theme. I am taken by the divine Greta Garbo.
     
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    My top 10:
    1. I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932) - My favourite film of all time
    2. Gone With The Wind (1939)
    3. Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
    4. Way Out West (1937)
    5. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
    6. The 39 Steps (1935)
    7. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
    8. Sons of the Desert (1933)
    9. King Kong (1933)
    10. Scarface (1932)
     
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    1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
    2. Anna Karenina (1935)
    3. Mata Hari (1931)
    4. M (1931)
    5. Queen Christina (1933)
    6. Snow White and the 7 dwarfs (1937)
    7. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
     
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