Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 20:12:
1badmf wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 20:05:
i'm a pretty smart dude, amateur philologist, general lover of language, and to this day i still have a hard time believing that script was written by human hands. the only other thing i feel that way about is shakespeare. way above my language skill level. yes, imo it's shakespeare good, bonus without the fragments of archaic english that litter the bard's work.
In the modern entertainment world Aaron Sorkin deserves some serious credit. If there is anyone else at his level for dialog, I want to know who it is so I can watch their products also.
Have you seen Upstart Crow
Satirical Blackadderesque sitcom about how friends, family, historical circumstances, and his arch-rival Robert Greene, who first coined the derogatory term "upstart crow", influenced William Shakespeare to write his famous plays.
Brilliantly funny British sitcom by Ben Elton - creator of Black Adder. The acting and writing are all first rate.
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