Friday, August 18, 2006

"History Boys" Trailer

"The History Boys" has been one of the delights of the current Broadway season. It's already been filmed as a movie with the original cast and will debut towards the end of the year. I'm not sure about how well it will make the transition: the trailer has just been posted and the use of hand-held cameras to make it seem full of energy or just laddish doesn't strike me as promising. And how will they handle Frances de la Tour's show-stopper of a line? (She addresses the audience, which won't work in a movie even if they play it straight just like Ferris Bueller.) Still, any chance to spend more time with Samuel Barnett and Dominic Cooper is welcome.

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