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Much Ado about Something

Tana, Arvada Library

ANOTHER Shakespeare movie?!  Yes, indeed!  And this one is directed by Joss Whedon, of Marvel Avenger's, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog, and Toy Story fame.  He is a multi-talented guy who writes scripts and comic books as well as directs. Some of his more notable comic books include Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel: After the Fall

So why Shakespeare?  Why not!?  Much Ado About Nothing, written over 400 years ago, is one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies -- offering up lively humor, intersperced with thoughtful meditations on politics, honor and the nature of shame.  Plus, no one dies!  Yay! 

Whedon's take on Much Ado is shot in a very arty black and white which renders up each face in loving, graphic detail; perfectly complimenting the slamming wit of our beloved bard.