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Much Ado About Nothing: A Film By Joss Whedon

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Joss Whedon's new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy has already been acclaimed as "a masterpiece".

This official book features an Introduction by Joss, his full screenplay, and a gallery of photos from the set. Also included is an extended interview with the director, discussing his approach to the play, and the production of the film, shot in just 12 days at Whed
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Paperback, 191 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Titan Books (first published October 1st 2013)
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Leigh Clemons
Excellent companion to the film, and a must-have for all Whedonites and film scholar/students. An excellent tutorial in how to cut Shakespeare effectively, keeping the meat while making the dialogue fresh and snappy (without actually changing a word). The man is truly my master now.
C.G.
I have read this play before, of course, but I loved Joss Whedon's movie version of it and I enjoyed the book immensely. There is a meaty interview with Joss, as well as his own introduction, plus some very funny stage directions in the play itself.

Having seen the movie a couple of times, I found myself reading the play and hearing those actors and seeing those scenes. Thank goodness I have the DVD as I now want to watch it again.
Beth
So what this is: A very in depth interview with Joss Whedon, and his Much Ado About Nothing Screenplay. There are also a bunch of behind the scenes photos.

What this is not: a director's commentary in book form (hopefully there's one of the blue ray). The bts photos are uncaptioned and there are only so many details of Joss's directorial/screenplay decisions covered in the interview.

I still plan to sit down with this, the screenplay of the Branagh film, and the original play, because they made ve
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Chelsey
Honestly bought this expecting higher quality images, but the interview with Joss is great
Jessie
I would give anything associated to Joss Whedon a chance, even Shakespeare!
Christopher Ryan
Loved the film. Love this. Just the by-line alone....
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Joss Whedon (born Joseph Hill Whedon) is an American screenwriter, executive producer, film and television director, comic book writer, occasional composer, and actor, and the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures.

He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)', 'Angel (1999–2004)', 'Firefly (2002)'
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