Renaissance man is a film by Penny Marshal starring Danny DeVito and Gregory Hines. I say that up front because I want you to watch it. Reviews are iffy and it did not do well in theaters but I loved it.
Simple story about the power of teachers really. DeVito plays the guy trying to teach the young soldiers so they might make it through Basic Training. Hine’s plays the kids Drill Instructor who wants the same but feel DeVito is wasting his and the Army’s time. The kids of course feel nothing will make a difference so why bother. Of course the fact that he is trying to teach them Shakespeare, makes it funnier to me, especially since he chose Hamlet.
Favorite Quote – Really Scene – Bill is reading hamlet to the class and one of the soldiers asks if he is going to translate it and Bill Says “Why, It’s in English”.
Its my favorite because I felt the very same way in English when we would go over Shakespeare. I would have loved a translator.
I’m in a bind as usual. One of my own making, that’s normal too. Some people can go through life on a wing and a prayer never wondering what to do. I try that, I do well at it most days. Then there are some where it doesn’t work so well. Today is one of those. It’s not even my fault and yet… seems like it’s going to be seen that way.
You see it’s like this. Nothing is right, I thought it was for a while a long while, but it’s really not right at all. Trying to fix it though seems to be a lost cause. Actually trying to fix it seems stupid. I plan, I debate… in the end it will come down to a simple choice. To be or not to be… it is still the question. What then is the answer?
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