What happens in the end is that Romeo sees Juliet lying on the big bed surrounded by over a hundred candles. Other, more subtle narrative devices work equally as well. Watching the Romeo and Juliet take place during this time gives a very different feel to the actual story. Then there are the films so ridiculous, so contrived, so terribly self-important that it forgets its purpose in the first place, that it forever marks our memories no matter how badly we may wish to forget it. Hence the much-noted lack of poetry. Romeo is brash and impulsive, with a tendency to act on the heat of the moment rather than to first consider the situation like the more levelheaded Juliet. Don't expect to see British people prancing around in tights when you rent this one.
Her character is lost here. The acting was pretty great, though, especially the male actors'. Both families you'll also notice are rich, which also follows the script accurately. Too bad that some pretty good acting talent was wasted on this weak project. . The dirty sets and shoddy costumes of the actors make this film look like the cast and crew live in selective dumpsters.
The only actors in the film who seem completely at home, indeed, are , as Father Laurence, and , as the Nurse. In this strange new setting, the swords are tossed aside for guns but the old language, remains. Indeed, if you seek a purist Although not 100% faithful to the original text, this is an excellent, and accessible, Romeo and Juliet. Ido Christoph Waltz , in a futuristic dystopian junkyard. Race seems to be the main proponent of this division.
In this article we will discuss the acting, set design, lighting, costumes, sound soundtrack , makeup, technical execution and cinematography. Modernizing the Shakespeare play, which I think is hyped up exceedingly too much as it is, is made worse by, a surprise, the faithfulness of the dialogue from the play. We can feel the tension building up. And when the balcony scene was shot, I remember the heedless energy that Hussey threw into it, take after take, hurling herself almost off the balcony for hungry kisses. Not even worth a rental unless you're in the mood for a good, long laugh. It is not until he meets Juliet that he can begin to comprehend the true depth and passion of love.
Do not see this film. Advertisement What is left is what people love the play for--the purity of the young lovers' passion, the earthiness of Juliet's nurse, the well-intentioned plans of Friar Laurence, the hot-blooded feud between the young men of the families, the cruel irony of the double deaths. The lines are almost always taken directly from the play, but atrocious acting could easily have twisted it. It'll sweep you off you're feet, make you laugh, make you cry, and make you fall in love. One great part I absolutely love is the party.
To expect an audience to see people in modern day falling into the same pitfalls as their Elizabethan counterparts did is insulting to their intelligence. In this film, the director has exaggerated the Latin macho ethic to have the same effect 16th century Londoners would get. I have only seen this movie in passing on the television, so I have not paid a penny for it. Shakespeare, who took such wholesale liberties with his own sources, might have understood. The film is set in 'Verona Beach' Mexico City and a beach on the Pacific Coast but works extremely well.
This film jump-started the trend of modern-day Shakespeare remakes, and I think it's the best one. The main difference between them is their setting. No matter how you look at it, the part of Juliet doesn't fit her at all! It did, beyond any precedent for a film based on Shakespeare, even though Shakespeare is the most filmed writer in history. The sun hits the beach so perfect for them to at least have some signs of sun burn. Director Carlo Carlei reduces the language to greeting card copy. The Prologue from the original play of Romeo and Juliet holds a simplistic introduction, having a chorus deliver in sonnet form which is accompanied by music.
Leonardo DiCaprio was almost as impressive as Romeo. In short, I was so disgusted with the movie that I wished I hadn't seen it at all. Fellowes' adaptation sticks to the plotting of the 1597 original: Romeo is a son of the Montagues, who vehemently despise the Capulets, their rival family in the city of Verona. It has been adapted into screenplays, and remade countless times. And why would you put a fish tank between the boys and girls bathrooms……? It was basically unadapted from the play, however, the way it was visually handled is enough to make Shakespeare roll over in his grave.