Romeo + Juliet | C-

1996 | Baz Luhrmann

Opening with a series of rapid cuts as the Chorus (in this case a news reporter) lays our scene, we are introduced to Baz Luhrmann’s stylish modernization of Shakespeare’s most famous play. Verona has been changed to Verona Beach, an affluent city influenced by LA, swords and daggers have been replaced with guns (with nicknames such as “Longsword” and “Dagger”) and dialogue is spoken verbatim from the original. Continue reading “Romeo + Juliet | C-“

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Romeo + Juliet | C-