Creative writing with Arnold Schwarzenegger
And I gave them the tagline:
Claudius killed Hamlet's fatherI wish posting students' work without their permission was somehow ethical, because some of the responses I got were genius.
and married his mother.
The Schwarzenegger image is from a sequence in The Last Action Hero; I've hung onto a newspaper clipping of it for over a decade(!) now, so I'm glad I finally got to use it for something. If you haven't seen the movie, it's Arnold Schwarzenegger poking fun at his own image as the star of mindless action movies. One of the scenes features Schwarzenegger in an atrocious version of Hamlet. Someone has, of course, taken the Hamlet bits from the movie, recut them as a trailer for a Schwarzenegger Hamlet, and posted it on YouTube. (As Dane Cook says: "Every video ever is already on YouTube… Do this; here’s a little test. Go home, go to YouTube, go to the search engine, do this: punch your keyboard. Just punch it twice, hit search. There’s a video for that. ")
Watching the video, though, I see that my great tagline that I gave the students is actually in the movie, sort of. Guess I'm not as clever as I thought.