I recently learned about another modern movie that takes a Shakespeare play and reworks it to set it in a modern high school.
I've quite liked a couple of the "classic works of literature done as movies set in high school" films I've seen, so now I'm curious as to whether there are any other such movies that I haven't heard about.
Here are the ones I know of:
|Movie||Original||What I thought|
|Ten Things I Hate About You||Taming of the Shrew||Liked it quite a bit.|
|O||Othello||Thought it was okay.|
|Cruel Intentions||Les Liaisons Dangereuses||Didn't like it. Perhaps that was inevitable, given that I love the Malkovich/Close/Pfeiffer Dangerous Liaisons.|
|She's the Man||Twelfth Night||Haven't seen it yet, but looking forward to it.|
Anyone know of others?
I'm not counting modern-setting Shakespeare that retains the original language (like Romeo+Juliet), nor reworkings and adaptations and morphings (like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead or the Branagh musical version of Love's Labour's Lost) that don't fully transplant the setting and story. In particular, I'm leaving out My Own Private Idaho (which I loved, but that was many years ago; I ought to watch it again) on the perhaps nitpicky grounds that it's not actually set in high school.