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Movie review: 'Much Ado About Nothing' a tasty snack for Bard lovers
Movie review: 'Much Ado About Nothing' a tasty snack for Bard lovers

Think of it as a single scoop of sorbet: Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" is both a palate cleanser for the director and a small but savory treat for Shakespeare-starved audiences. Whedon needed a change of pace for the few weeks between shooting last summer's monster hit "The Avengers" and the beginning of arduous post-production. Instead of taking the family to Italy, Whedon and his wife, producer Kai Cole, devoted 12 days to shooting what was literally a backyard version of Shakespeare's endearing romantic comedy. Whedon cut the play by about a third but kept the original language. He put all the actors in modern dress and shot in black and...

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