Wherefore art thou original plot lines?
If language is the greatest product of humanity, and Shakespeare the greatest product of language, then Shakespeare is the greatest product of humanity. Don’t argue. What’s at stake here is why someone thought it would be a good idea to adapt the Bard in a way that results in everyone hating him.
The world of film is awash with Marmite topics – actors, genres or even cinematic styles which make some movie-goers dampen their plush seats and others tear the stuffing from the punter in front. In our J’accuse series, two of Best For Film’s writers go head-to-head and debate a controversial aspect of cinema. This time round it’s the worst nightmare of every indie Japanese director – the Hollywood remake.