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Excessively Diverted

Beau North and Sammi Campbell are here to guide you through the world of Modern-Day Austen Film Adaptations. From the good to the very, very bad we present a judgement-free look at how Jane Austen's characters translate in the modern era.
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Jun 17, 2019

Beau and Sammi head to the Great White North for a light-hearted take on Hamlet - yes, you read that right. Crack a beer, hoser. We're watching Strange Brew!

 

May 21, 2019

Beau and Sammi discuss Joss Whedon's 2012 take on Much Ado About Nothing. While it may never dethrone the 90's version, this is a movie that is impossible to dislike thanks to it's sparkling cast of characters. 

 

Apr 26, 2019

Beau and Sammi try to wade through Tim Blake Nelson's modern take on Othello, with mixed results. While this movie was very well done and very true-to-text, it left us wondering if Modern adaptations of the tragedies don't need to be a bit *less* true to text. 

 

Mar 25, 2019

#Shakesyear continues with Kenneth Branagh's attempt to meld Shakespeare and 1930's Cinema in what was ultimately a wet pile of words, soundstages, and bizarre musical numbers. We should have loved it, given our fondness for the works of Baz Luhrmann, but it just didn't work for us, resulting in the shortest episode of Excessively Diverted yet. Maybe we'll have better luck next time. 

Podcast art by Salty Said Sweetly https://www.saltysaidsweetly.com/

Mar 11, 2019

Beau and Sammi step deep in the heart of Texas in this odd, made-for-tv adaptation of King Lear and emerge with the best catchphrase yet heard on this show. 

 

 

Feb 18, 2019

Sammi and Beau finally hit a bump in the road that is #Shakesyear with 'A Midsummer Night's Rave,' a film that's certainly a good idea in theory but so poorly produced that it was hard to get invested in either the characters or plot. 

Feb 4, 2019

Sammi and Beau step up their art cinema game with Akira Kurosawa's 1957 masterfully take on MacBeth, 'Throne of Blood.' 

Podcast Artwork by Salty Said Sweetly

 

Jan 23, 2019

Sammi and Beau are shocked at how enjoyable and true-to-source this modernization of Twelfth Night is. Join them as they discuss this madcap comedy of twins, shipwrecks  soccer, slightly dim dreamboat Duke Orsino, and why it's never appropriate to change clothes in a bouncy house. 

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