Cerulean blue makes a comeback in ‘Cinderella’

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OK, so I got distracted. Remember the brilliant scene from "The Devil Wears Prada" when fashion editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) gives a lecture to fashion magazine newcomer Andy (Anne Hathaway) about the pile of stuff that her lumpy take-yourself-too-seriously-to-care-what-you-put-on-your-back cerulean blue seater came from? Here's the clip if you don't recall:Anyway, was I was watching these stunningly colorful previews from Disney and director Kenneth Branagh's new "Cinderella" … [Read more...]

Hollywood rips off Shakespeare: Henry V & Independence Day

Today a friend posted Kenneth Branagh's St Crispan's Day Speech from Henry V ¬†on Facebook and I was reminded of one of Hollywood's great rip offs of Shakespeare. Listen, compare it with Bill Pullman's Independence Day speech from the film ... enjoy! True, it's old news, but a good example of extreme intertextuality!  President's Speech Independence Day … [Read more...]


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