Last night is when it was. We were busy eating homemade pizza and watching football (one of the cat teams versus our friend Tom’s Steelers). I was thinking this morning about the great movie adaptation of one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies. We’ve been watching lots of movies over the vacation, sometimes on their appropriate days.
The current generation will remember Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, but she does a good Edwardian turn in this film. Most of the rest of the cast does a better acting turn than HBC, but the whole feel of the film is great.
I believe Anita got it for me on video last birthday or Christmas. Now if I can just find it in this mess …
We also have a tape of a PBS production with Helen Hunt. Again, somewhere, probably on an unmarked video cassette. That was good, too, but I really like this film version. Now that I have it in my head, I must see it.
Update: the Trevor Nunn adaptation includes two characters from Order of the Phoenix. My daughter picked them both out right away, starting with the actor who plays Umbridge.