Movie and Television List
2001. Get Over It!, Ignite Entertainment and Miramax Films. Directed by Tommy O’Haver. With Kirsten Dunst (Kelly Woods), Sisqó (Dennis Wallace), Mila Kunis (Basin), Shane West (Striker), Carmen Electra (Mistress Moira), and Martin Short (Dr. Desmond Forrest Oates). A high school boy gets involved in a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to win his girlfriend back, until he falls in love with her younger sister.
2001. O, FilmEngine and Lions Gate Films. Directed by Tim Blake Nelson. With Mekhi Phifer (Odin James), Josh Hartnett (Hugo Goulding), and Julia Stiles (Desi Brable). Othello set in a modern high school, with the basketball coach’s white son jealous of the black star of the team and his beautiful girlfriend.
2001. Richard II, Farrellmedia Inc. Directed by John Farrell.
2001. Scotland, PA, Abandon Pictures. Directed by Billy Morrissette. With James LeGros (Joe McBeth), Maura Tierney (Pat McBeth), and Christopher Walken (Lieutenant McDuff). Macbeth plays itself out in a fast food restaurant as Joe McBeth is persuaded to kill his boss and take over Duncan’s burger kingdom.
2000. The Distinct Smell of Red, Malamute Entertainment. Directed by Jason Kittelberger. A lonely flower shop employee becomes obsessed with trying to find his Juliet after reading the Cliff Notes for Romeo and Juliet.
2000. Hamlet, double A films. Directed by Michael Almereyda. With Ethan Hawke (Hamlet), Julia Stiles (Ophelia), Kyle MacLachlan (Claudius), and Bill Murray (Polonius).
2000. Hamlet, Hallmark Entertainment. Directed by Campbell Scott and Eric Simonson. Television production.
2000. Love’s Labours Lost, Arts Council of England, Canal+, and Miramax Films. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Alicia Silverstone (The Princess of France), Kenneth Branagh (Berowne), and Nathan Lane (Costard). A musical version of Love’s Labours Lost set in the 1930s.
2000. Romeo Must Die, Silver Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. With Jet Li (Han Sing) and Aaliyah (Trish O’Day). A Romeo and Juliet adaptation featuring Chinese and black mob families as the Montagues and Capulets and lots of kung fu.
2000. Titus Andronicus, South Main Street Productions. Directed by Richard Griffin. Television production.
1999. Let the Devil Wear Black, New Moon Productions. Directed by Stacy Title. With Jonathan Penner (Jack Lyne), Jacqueline Bisset (Helen Lyne), Mary-Louise Parker (Julia Hirsch), and Chris Sarandon (Jack’s father). Hamlet is updated to modern-day southern California as a moody grad student is compelled to take revenge on his uncle for his father’s death in this almost-slasher film.
1999. Macbeth in Manhattan, Amber Waves. Directed by Greg Lombardo. A troupe of actors unfamiliar with the curse on the Scottish Play stage a production of Macbeth: mayhem ensues.
1999. Midsummer, Kerwin Productions. Directed by James Kerwin. A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Egyptian elements.
1999. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures. Directed by Michael Hoffman. With Kevin Kline (Bottom), Michelle Pfeiffer (Titania), Stanley Tucci (Puck), Rupert Everett (Oberon), Calista Flockhart (Helena), and Christian Bale (Demetrius).
1999. 10 Things I Hate About You, A Mad Chance/Jaret Entertainment Production and Touchstone Pictures. Directed by Gil Junger. With Heath Ledger (Patrick Verona), Julia Stiles (Kat Stratford), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Cameron James), and Allison Janney (Ms. Perky). The Taming of the Shrew set in a modern California high school.
1999. Titus, Clear Blue Sky Productions and Fox Searchlight Pictures. Directed by Julie Taymor. With Anthony Hopkins (Titus), Jessica Lange (Tamora), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Chiron), and Alan Cumming (Saturninus).
1999. Titus Andronicus, Joe Redner Film & Productions. Directed by Christopher Dunne.