25 May 2005

Stoppard rumour

Last night after posting my review of "Revenge of the Sith", I came across the astonishing rumour that playwright Tom Stoppard was responsible for "polishing" the dialogue in George Lucas' new movie. You can see it reported here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Stoppard.

If you're wondering why I'm shocked, I'm talking about one of the greatest living playwrights being responsible for dialogue like this:

“You’re so beautiful.”
“That’s only because I’m so in love.”
“No, it’s because I’m so in love with you.”

Hmmm. I'm aware Stoppard has done this sort of work in the past, and I can see how he would need the money, but I can also see why he might not have been too keen to see his name on the credits. I'm sure more news will follow.

1 comment:

More Oz Ramblings said...

What? Why wouldn't the author of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead want to put his name to such cutting edge and witty dialogue between characters?!?!

< /sarcasm>