Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Did Branagh Steal Judi Dench's Much Ado Idea?

via reddit user Does_Requests_Badly
Dame Judi claims he did. I can't tell how tongue-in-cheek we're supposed to take this, but the legendary actress says that not only did Branagh not like being directed by her, but he "stole all my ideas for the film." I'm sure it's all in good fun.

What bugs me is that the article does not go into detail about exactly what sort of ideas. Are we talking about the idea to shoot it in a home? Or individual notes on character portrayals? That is what I'd like to read about! Remember when Patrick Stewart was going around telling everybody how Ian McKellen taught him how to do Macbeth?  I love that kind of stuff.

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