Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Watched Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead DVD.

Roger Ebert hated it, but I liked it. It was funny and is valuable to me as another view of Hamlet (which I've read and seen at least one movie version of), but this time from the outside. The two most striking scenes are the scene where Rosencrantz' ruminations on death and the scene where the players are performing a play that has marionettes describing what happens in a play in which the players are characters. Former blogger Mark Pilgrim quoted it at least three times: once on his weblog, another time in an article about XML, and as an email to a Mozilla browser list, the last one finally prompting me to watch it). I'll likely be watching the play performed this summer in Vancouver (which I will probably enjoy the most, since plays are never perfromed the same way twice), and then subsequently reading the play's text, which is probably the reverse order of how it should be done.