In the wake of this startling debut, Luhrmann and his company of collaborators took on an eclectic group of projects:
The two young actors have the power to captivate their audience and together, they are unsurpassable. From the famous opening line of "Two Households both alike in dignity.
Luhrmann creates a world where gun toting teens sport Hawaiian shirts and beach front brawls are an everyday event. Giving the classic play this modern twist makes for a new understanding of the text and brings the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets to a whole new level.
Danes brings life and incentive to the character of Juliet.
It is a step beyond her critically acclaimed work in "My So-Called Life" and has thankfully made her a more prominent figure in the entertainment industry. This marked the last feature for Leonardo DiCaprio, pre-Titanic mayhem.
The king of the indie and the "troubled child" role was now being recognized. His passionate portrayl of Romeo Montague will forever be remembered.
He spoke the immortal words of Shakespeare as if they were his own and touched the hearts of millions. Too bad the boat movie shoved him further into the spotlight than he had ever wanted. The supporting cast in this film was also outstanding. John Leguizamo played the wily, Tybalt.
Harold Perrineau brought humor and diversity to the renowned role of Mercutio. This is my favorite movie of all time and I believe it was sadly underrated.
Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. So among the plays, this may be one of the hardest to film. But alas it suffers from another blessing which is also a curse: Thus, we often lose the language.
Zefrelli made his own choices in the earlier film; these were relatively conventional. While it cut some valuable language, sacrificed to the gods of contemporary patience, it is by far the better version.
But here we have some interesting choices. Latins in his day were considered: Quick to violence a stereotype that has been inherited by blacks today, but to Londoners, Italians were nearly Africans: Incredibly proud especially as regards slights to masculinity: Today, we roll those up under the relatively crude notion of stupid Latin macho.
In this film, the director has exaggerated the Latin macho ethic to have the same effect 16th century Londoners would get. It works because these stereotypes are powerful memes which attract many hosts which perpetuate their underlying truth.Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin Hamlet by William Shakespeare - The play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, builds up a story beginning with the murder of Hamlet`s father, as it leads to the downfall of not only Claudius, Old King Hamlet`s brother, but also Hamlet`s death, as the story slowly unravels with the death of many other characters, and the events that shape the story into its final moments.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare - The play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, builds up a story beginning with the murder of Hamlet`s father, as it leads to the downfall of not only Claudius, Old King Hamlet`s brother, but also Hamlet`s death, as the story slowly unravels with the death of many other characters, and the events that shape the story into its final moments.
With over Shakespeare movies produced, Shakespeare film adaptations such as Baz Luhrman's "Romeo and Juliet", the Shakespeare inspired "Shakespeare in Love" and the more recent "Hamlet ", prove that Shakespeare film adaptations and movies retain their enduring appeal.
Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin Nov 01, · Watch video · Director Baz Luhrmann knew what he was doing when he cast Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio in the title roles of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The two young actors have the power to captivate their audience and together, they are unsurpassable/10(K).