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Boycott 'Anonymous' - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
I have a variable-sword. I urge calm.
Boycott 'Anonymous'
I urge everyone to boycott the new film 'Anonymous'. The idiot who came up with the mind-blowingly stupid idea on which the film is based deserves to lose all his money.
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kazzy_cee From: kazzy_cee Date: October 25th, 2011 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Planning to - I can't bear the concept!!
kathyh From: kathyh Date: October 25th, 2011 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd already decided to do just that. The sad thing is that because they've seen it on the screen people will believe it!
gamiila From: gamiila Date: October 25th, 2011 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Am definitely not going to waste my euros on going to see that film. The idea that Wm. Shakepeare didn't write his own plays and/or sonnets isn't new, but it is crackpot, and it doesn't deserve a wider audience.
From: beer_good_foamy Date: October 25th, 2011 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I wish someone would come up with a way to do more than not watch a movie (or not read a comic book). I want to be able to negatively watch it.
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: October 25th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh - me too.
gillo From: gillo Date: October 25th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me three.
edenfalling From: edenfalling Date: October 26th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, this!
ljs From: ljs Date: October 25th, 2011 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: October 25th, 2011 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I've heard of the concept behind it and it seems well... insulting.
shapinglight From: shapinglight Date: October 25th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)
If it helps, I've seen the film describes as 'unintentionally hilarious.'
spikewriter From: spikewriter Date: October 25th, 2011 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definitely wasn't going to because, well, I find the whole Oxfordian idea ridiculous. (I've read some of Oxford's verse that we know to be his; it's not as good as Shakespeare's sonnets.)

Plus, Roland Emmerich. Does anything blow up in the film or does he manage to restrain himself?
dreamerjules From: dreamerjules Date: October 25th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I honestly haven't paid much attention to it. I find the idea ludicris. I'm curious though. Is your main objection that Shakespeare didn't write his own work or who they claim wrote them instead?

Just to be clear: I think Will wrote every syllable.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 25th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
The author of Shakespeare's plays could only have been someone who was an actor/director (the plays work from a stagecraft point of view) and the son of a glover (70 references in the plays to things only someone brought up in a glover's household would know). Shakespeare was an actor/director and the son of a glover. The Earl of Oxford... wasn't.
dreamerjules From: dreamerjules Date: October 25th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I missed the glover part, but completely agree from the stage craft part.
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: October 25th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't planned to actively boycott, but wasn't planning to see the movie anyway. What an insulting idea. It's up there with "The pyramids in central america were built by space aliens because obviously indians couldn't have done it".
gillo From: gillo Date: October 25th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
The concept is moronic, and from what I have read about it, so is the detail. It makes The Tudors look like its writers had a passion for historical accuracy.

I believe Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. If he didn't, then I am totally convinced no guy who died well before 1610 could have done.

My literary friends on LJ have been bemoaning this stupid film for some while. I know Rylance and Jacobi are stupid doubters, but Redgrave should have known better.

I can't see it doing well round here anyway!
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: October 25th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always think that two minutes to apply Ockam's razor and the answer as to who wrote them is obvious.
gillo From: gillo Date: October 25th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly. Oxfordians, Baconians and all the other conspiracy theorists are just plain bonkers.

Stratford doesn't like it at all!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: October 25th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a crap and often-exploded theory - total lack of interest.
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: October 28th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it's any consolation, reviewers over here (David Edelstein of New York Magazine included) think it's really bad. And from a movie craft standpoint, not just "It couldn't have been DeVere" standpoint.
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