Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Hey Nonny Nonny

This weekend my family and I watched Much Ado About Nothing starring Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson. The movie also features Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton, and Keanu Reeves among others. It's hilarious and touching and beautifully acted by everyone (well, except for, per Micky, Keanu Reeve's wooden recitation of Shakespeare)!

It really is a fantastically funny movie, and I highly recommend it! Plus, for any of the PPR who may read this, there is that wonderful line in the beginning and once again the end, "Hey nonny nonny."

I believe the verse is:
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never:
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

(Shakespeare, "Much Ado About Nothing", Act 2, Scene 3)

It's fitting, imo, that Shakespeare (in this case) and the Parabolic One (chants "heynoninoni") go hand in hand (at least as far as that phrase goes! *bg*). (The SACC knows why -- but I'll share -- Ben loves Shakespeare.) The icing on the cake would've been seeing that Aussie commercial again (for a product called "V"?) with the garden gnomes that I witnessed a few weeks back while watching a copy of The Secret Life of Us. But alas! I was not watching Aussie TV at the time.

Oh, and for Gigi Edgley fans there's a transcript of a chat she did for The Secret Life of Us here. Doesn't say too much, but she mentions Farscape ... always a plus. Also, it's great to see her and other cast members working, so ...

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