Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Shakespeare References in Omen V: The Abomination
Later, that writer meets George, the butler of Damien Thorn. George tells him: “Forget the Thorns, Mr. Mason. You know what you do.” The writer responds, “You mean, there are more things in heaven and earth –” (p. 138). That is a reference to Hamlet’s speech to Horatio, in which he says “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,/Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” George then says, “Shakespeare got it right.”
Omen V: The Abomination was published in 1985. The edition I read was the Signet paperback edition. By the way, this is not a film novelization, in case you were wondering. Omen IV and Omen V were sequels to novelizations, but not based on screenplays themselves.