Jaws dropped last night when during a discussion of Roland Emmerich's Anonymous -- an upcoming film about the Shakespeare authorship question -- Oberon member Robin Browne casually said in his understated British way, "I've seen some of the footage." What! Turns out our film-maker friend who is a member of the British Society of Cinematographers recently attended a local workshop held by Arriflex to demonstrate its new Alexa electronic, high-definition camera. Since Emmerich used the new camera to shoot Anonymous , the workshop included soundless footage of the film. "It does look very beautiful; it has a great feeling of the period," Browne said. "The little, tiny footage we saw was very beautiful and very atmospheric -- pictorially, it could be a gem." Emmerich's Anonymous is scheduled for release September 30, 2011.
a Michigan group dedicated to the study of the works of William Shakespeare with particular interest in the authorship question