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Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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Geoffrey Rush Geoffrey Rush
Philip Henslowe
Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson
Hugh Fennyman
Tim McMullan Tim McMullan
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Joseph Fiennes Joseph Fiennes
Will Shakespeare
Steven Beard Steven Beard
Makepeace - the Preacher
Antony Sher Antony Sher
Dr. Moth
Patrick Barlow Patrick Barlow
Will Kempe


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Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard
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Shakespeare In Love

12 years, 8 months ago at Mar 21 18:38
Its greatest asset is its anachronistic wit and charm. A 90s rom-com stuck in a centuries-old setting.
Winner of 7 Academy Awards in 1998.
Starring Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Ben Affleck, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Imelda Staunton, Simon Callow, Mark Williams, Jim Carter, Martin Clunes and Judi Dench.

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12 years, 7 months ago at Apr 12 14:35
Pay attention and you will see how genius creates a legend.

If you haven't seen this film, shame on you. Lol, I'm kidding. :) This was the first romance film which I fell in love with (yes, I notice the similarity). Everything was perfect, and I wholeheartedly agree with it winning the best picture for 1998. Or was it 1999? Anyway, it still won as Best Picture, and that alone says so... read more

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8 years, 10 months ago at Jan 26 23:49
Beautiful love story, and loosely based on the life of William Shakespeare. I love the cast in this film, and so happy this one won Best Picture over Saving Private Ryan. Screw that movie!
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Description: Romantic comedy set in London in the late 16th century: Young playwright William Shakespeare struggles with his latest work "Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter". A great fan of Shakespeare's plays is young, wealthy Viola who is about to be married to the cold-hearted Lord Wessex, but constantly dreams of becoming an actress. Women were not allowed to act on stage at that time (female roles were played by men, too), but dressed up as a boy, Viola successfully auditions for the part of Romeo. Soon she and William are caught in a forbidden romance that provides rich inspiration for his play. The film's designer, Sand ... (more)
Release date: 25 December 1998
UPC: 717951003102
Tags: Romance (37), Drama (27), Comedy (17), Shakespeare (15), 1998 (13), 1990s (12), Historical (10), (8), Love (6), British (5), UK (5), Character Name In Title (5), English (4), Mistaken Identity (4), Oscar Winner (4), Usa (3), Theatre (3), Period Piece (3), 16th Century (3), History (2)
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“Shakespeare in Love was a fantastic film in all departments. You cannot go wrong with the splendid locations and the wondrous costumes. The screenplay was superlative, very witty and moving, and one of the few screenplays out there that completely blew me away. The direction from John Madden was spot on, and I believe it is the same John Madden who directed some of the greatest Inspector Morse episodes, and Inspector Morse in my opinion is the best British detective drama out there. And what a talented cast, with Joseph Fiennes utterly charming and handsome as William Shakespeare, and Gwyneth Paltrow in possibly her best performance was by every means captivating as Lady Viola. Geoffrey Rush, who actually looks like the Barbossa character he created in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, w” read more

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