History Trivia / MuchAdoAboutNothing

29th Nov '15 1:40:40 AM LondonKdS
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Moving Whedon film trivia tropes to specific page.
* ActorAllusion: ** The part of Dogberry was written for William Kempe, the actor who played Bottom in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', which adds a whole new level to the "I am an ass" rant. ** From the 2012 film: Many long-term Whedon fans are {{squee}}ing over the opportunity for the [[{{Series/Angel}} Fred/Wesley]] romance to finally have a happy ending. * TheCastShowoff: ** In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.
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* ActorAllusion: ** ActorAllusion: The part of Dogberry was written for William Kempe, the actor who played Bottom in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', which adds a whole new level to the "I am an ass" rant. ** From the 2012 film: Many long-term Whedon fans are {{squee}}ing over the opportunity for the [[{{Series/Angel}} Fred/Wesley]] romance to finally have a happy ending. * TheCastShowoff: ** In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar. rant.

** The 2012 film, being directed by Creator/JossWhedon... *** [[Series/{{Angel}} Fred and Wesley]] are Beatrice and Benedick. [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Caleb and Andrew]] also turn up as Dogberry and Verges. *** Its [[Series/{{Firefly}} Captain Tightpants Dogberry, and Dr Simon Don John]]. *** Or Beatrice and Benedick are [[Series/{{Dollhouse}} Dr Claire Saunders and Senator Daniel Perrin]], while Topher is Claudio and Mr Dominic is Don Pedro. *** [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Phil Coulson]] is Leonato, and the waitress is Margaret. Hero was also in the restaurant. *** [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Captain Hammer]] is Dogberry, one of his groupies sings at the party and another groupie is a guest. *** [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods Lin]] is Beatrice, Marty is Claudio and Ronald the Intern is Verges. Marty lost all of his genre savviness. *** And a caboodle of Creator/MutantEnemy staff along with friends and family as extras.

* NoBudget: Joss Whedon's adaptation, the first of what Whedon hopes will be many "micro-budget" films from his new production company.

** Emma Thompson's mother, Phyllida Law, plays Beatrice's maid, Ursula. * SeparatedAtBirthCasting: As noted in Joss Whedon's commentary, Amy Acker(Beatrice) and Jillian Morgese(Hero) do look like they could be cousins. * ThrowItIn: The Whedon film experienced a fluke fog bank when it came time to shoot the funeral, resulting in a sequence that looks straight out of an Ingmar Bergman film. * TroubledProduction: A mild example, but the DVD commentary of the Whedon adaptation gives a few instances of trouble for them. They mention having trouble with barking dogs and motorcycles and, at one point, were actually shut down by the police for filming a movie without a license. Whedon just kept filming the movie in secret, incredibly worried they'd be caught again. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the Whedon film, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] was originally going to be Leonato, but he unfortunately couldn't make the time to film it. At least we got Phil Coulson taking his place.
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** Emma Thompson's mother, Phyllida Law, plays Beatrice's maid, Ursula. * SeparatedAtBirthCasting: As noted in Joss Whedon's commentary, Amy Acker(Beatrice) and Jillian Morgese(Hero) do look like they could be cousins. * ThrowItIn: The Whedon film experienced a fluke fog bank when it came time to shoot the funeral, resulting in a sequence that looks straight out of an Ingmar Bergman film. * TroubledProduction: A mild example, but the DVD commentary of the Whedon adaptation gives a few instances of trouble for them. They mention having trouble with barking dogs and motorcycles and, at one point, were actually shut down by the police for filming a movie without a license. Whedon just kept filming the movie in secret, incredibly worried they'd be caught again. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the Whedon film, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] was originally going to be Leonato, but he unfortunately couldn't make the time to film it. At least we got Phil Coulson taking his place.Ursula.
16th Oct '15 9:08:54 AM ZeldaQueen64
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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: As noted in Joss Whedon's commentary, Amy Acker(Beatrice) and Jillian Morgese(Hero) do look like they could be cousins.

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* TroubledProduction: A mild example, but the DVD commentary of the Whedon adaptation gives a few instances of trouble for them. They mention having trouble with barking dogs and motorcycles and, at one point, were actually shut down by the police for filming a movie without a license. Whedon just kept filming the movie in secret, incredibly worried they'd be caught again.
3rd Sep '15 1:26:01 PM NSlayton5
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*** [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods Lin]] is Beatrice, Marty is Claudio and Ronald the Intern is Verges.
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*** [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods Lin]] is Beatrice, Marty is Claudio and Ronald the Intern is Verges. Marty lost all of his genre savviness.
5th Jun '15 5:57:33 PM soothsayer
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Moving all the Nothing Much to Do stuff to the Nothing Much to Do trope pages
** In Nothing Much to Do, there are several videos of Balthazar just performing a song.
25th Feb '15 12:30:49 PM Micah
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] was going to be Leonato, but he couldn't make the time to film it unfortunately. At least we got Phil Coulson taking his place.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, In the Whedon film, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] was originally going to be Leonato, but he unfortunately couldn't make the time to film it unfortunately.it. At least we got Phil Coulson taking his place.
25th Feb '15 12:30:11 PM Micah
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* ActorAllusion: The part of Dogberry was written for William Kempe, the actor who played Bottom in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', which adds a whole new level to the "I am an ass" rant.
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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion: ** The part of Dogberry was written for William Kempe, the actor who played Bottom in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', which adds a whole new level to the "I am an ass" rant.

* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar. Also in Nothing Much to Do, there are several videos of Balthazar just performing a song. * HeyItsThatGuy: The 1993 film, in which [[Film/HarryPotter Professor Lockhart and Professor Trelawney]] are in a SlapSlapKiss relationship while [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]] works to break up [[Series/{{House}} Wilson]] and [[{{Underworld}} Selene]] while Film/{{Beetlejuice}} [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Denzel Washington]] look on. ** Meanwhile, [[Film/HarryPotter Professor]] [[Characters/HarryPotter Umbridge]] is mistaken for Hero. And in what awesome world did [[Series/MonarchOfTheGlen Hector MacDonald]] become brothers with Creator/BrianBlessed? ** Complete irony: Creator/EmmaThompson and Creator/KennethBranagh were actually married to each other off-screen from 1989 to 1995. So perhaps their casting was a bit of RealLifeWritesThePlot? *** He also plays opposite to her in both ''Theatre/HenryV'', ''Dead Again'', and ''Look Back in Anger''. And all four films were also directed by him. So it's not so much RealLifeWritesThePlot as it is Real Life Casts the Movies. *** Hero's nurse was also played by Emma Thompson's mother, so real life does indeed cast these movies. They didn't refer to this lot as the "Brit Pack" for nothing...
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* TheCastShowoff: TheCastShowoff: ** In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar. Also in guitar. ** In Nothing Much to Do, there are several videos of Balthazar just performing a song. * HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy: ** The 1993 film, in which [[Film/HarryPotter Professor Lockhart and Professor Trelawney]] are in a SlapSlapKiss relationship while [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]] works to break up [[Series/{{House}} Wilson]] and [[{{Underworld}} Selene]] while Film/{{Beetlejuice}} [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Denzel Washington]] look on. ** on. Meanwhile, [[Film/HarryPotter Professor]] [[Characters/HarryPotter Umbridge]] is mistaken for Hero. And in what awesome world did [[Series/MonarchOfTheGlen Hector MacDonald]] become brothers with Creator/BrianBlessed? ** Complete irony: Creator/EmmaThompson and Creator/KennethBranagh were actually married to each other off-screen from 1989 to 1995. So perhaps their casting was a bit of RealLifeWritesThePlot? *** He also plays opposite to her in both ''Theatre/HenryV'', ''Dead Again'', and ''Look Back in Anger''. And all four films were also directed by him. So it's not so much RealLifeWritesThePlot as it is Real Life Casts the Movies. *** Hero's nurse was also played by Emma Thompson's mother, so real life does indeed cast these movies. They didn't refer to this lot as the "Brit Pack" for nothing...Creator/BrianBlessed?

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* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar. Also in Nothing Much to Do, there are several videos of Balthazar just performing a song. * HeyItsThatGuy: The 1993 film, in which [[Film/HarryPotter Professor Lockhart RealLifeRelative: ** Kenneth Branagh (Benedick) and Professor Trelawney]] are in a SlapSlapKiss relationship while [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]] works to break up [[Series/{{House}} Wilson]] and [[{{Underworld}} Selene]] while Film/{{Beetlejuice}} [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Denzel Washington]] look on. ** Meanwhile, [[Film/HarryPotter Professor]] [[Characters/HarryPotter Umbridge]] is mistaken for Hero. And in what awesome world did [[Series/MonarchOfTheGlen Hector MacDonald]] become brothers with Creator/BrianBlessed? ** Complete irony: Creator/EmmaThompson and Creator/KennethBranagh Emma Thompson (Beatrice) were actually married to each other off-screen from 1989 to 1995. So perhaps their casting in real life when the Branagh film was a bit of RealLifeWritesThePlot? *** He also plays opposite to her in both ''Theatre/HenryV'', ''Dead Again'', and ''Look Back in Anger''. And all four films were also directed by him. So it's not so much RealLifeWritesThePlot as it is Real Life Casts the Movies. *** Hero's nurse was also played by made. ** Emma Thompson's mother, so real life does indeed cast these movies. They didn't refer to this lot as the "Brit Pack" for nothing...Phyllida Law, plays Beatrice's maid, Ursula.
25th Jan '15 8:50:35 PM InsomniaCafe
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* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.
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* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar. Also in Nothing Much to Do, there are several videos of Balthazar just performing a song.
4th Sep '14 6:43:04 AM nelec
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* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Reed Diamond(Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.
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* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Reed Diamond(Don Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.
18th Aug '14 3:44:35 PM EarlOfSandvich
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*** [[WebOriginal/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Captain Hammer]] is Dogberry, one of his groupies sings at the party and another groupie is a guest.
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*** [[WebOriginal/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Captain Hammer]] is Dogberry, one of his groupies sings at the party and another groupie is a guest.
8th Jul '14 10:02:19 PM Kirayoshi
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* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Reed Diamond(Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.
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