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THE DVD SHELF: “Anonymous,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “A Star Is Born,” “Nothing Sacred,” “Tall Story”

The Hollywood Vixen

This month’s column looks at Shakespeare on screen in “Anonymous” and “Shakespeare in Love”; newly-mastered releases of David O. Selznick’s “A Star Is Born” and “Nothing Sacred”; and three manufactured-on-demand attractions.

Who was the Steve Jobs of 1602? The equivalent of Bill Gates? Hugh Jackman, Eli Manning, Madonna? The celebrities of the day — whoever was monopolizing the front pages, or their equivalent — are long forgotten. Yet we keep hearing about that enigmatic scribe from Stratford-upon-Avon, who wrote all those plays. Or maybe didn’t write all those plays. And who hobnobbed with the queen, or didn’t. Yes, it’s old Will Shakespeare who is once again on our minds, our stages, and even on our wide-screen television. In this case, we have Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous [Columbia]. The folks out in movieland have taken those centuries-old rumors — did he? or didn’t he? — and latched onto one Edward de Vere…

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