Finn -- You continually attempt to turn molehills into mountains, don't you?
First of all, anyone who takes someone to task on the basis you attempted to put me in what you consider my place has to say something more in tune with reality than, "A number of Shakespeare's works can be aptly described as a tour de force. Any derivative work, no matter how clever, cannot."
One of the many meanings of derivative is copied from the work of others. All of Shakespeare's plays were copied from the works of others.
Second, my opinion is that A Star Called Henry
is a tour de force. Your opinion is that it is not. Nothing else needs to be said here. You can not argue your opinion against mine.
Third, each person has their own language, their own personal set of definitions. Such a language is called an idiolect. I have often stated my personal definition of both "morality" and "ethics" here. I feel morality is inferior to ethics because, according to my idiolect, morality is simply the set of precepts/laws/rules/courtesies one inherits while ethics are what one achieves by pondering on the inherited morality and assuming intellectual mastery of it. One of our conservative brethren leaped on me and said that he would then rape a young girl in order to determine if that was the wrong thing to do. I ignored the person for several reasons, one of them being his inability to reason. You are simply guilty of not realizing that people are entitled to their own opinions and of not recognizing that each person has a unique idiolect.
While it is true that the other person (frankly, I have no memory of who it was . . . probably a purposeful act) was offensive as well as many other things, you simply demonstrate a desire to put me in the place you think appropriate. So be it. Have fun!