Chapter 2: Spirit: an atheists guide to the divine footnotes
1. Pan's Labyrinth is about obedience and disobedience, for instance. Hamlet, beware of ghosts! one of the only times I was able to see "the moral"
so I was told.
So, giving due praise to Stoppard's wonderful "R &
G are Dead", here's the dirt on "Shakespear in Love". Don
Miller wrote the first drafts of "SiL" with a working title of "The
Dark Lady". He showed it to Universal and they stole it! In the court case,
Don's expert demonstrated that Marc Norman and/or Stoppard cut out perhaps a quarter
or a third of Don's scenes, but kept all the rest in their original order (and
added no new scenes!) So the whole structure and plot is Don Miller's. Stoppard,
though, created the characterizations (but not the dramatis personae) and the
dialogue, and they are wonderful. Here, but Tom, give Don Miller his due! (5)