There is no film either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

I spend a lot of this week's episode complaining that Laurence Olivier's vision of Hamlet in his 1948 film adaptation is not the same as mine, and therefore does not emphasize the same themes that I do. It was a dumb criticism, and fortunately Pat brought me to my senses by the end of this week's episode of Lost in Criterion.

I also talk about a wonderful conversation between Peter O'Toole, Orson Welles, and some old guy no one cares about from British television that you should watch. You can do so on youtube.

Lost in Criterion bounces around Olivier's Henry V like 400 tennis balls on a boat from France.

This week we talk about Laurence Olivier’s film-directorial debut, the 1944 adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V, which holds the title of being the first film adaptation of Will’s work to actually make money.

This of course leads to a discussion on the history of the English language, how original tennis was better than current tennis, Adam’s irrational fear of large mammals, and the time Pat almost got into a fight with a macaque.

I swear I actually like Shakespeare.