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Romeo + Juliet (1996)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1 November 1996 (USA)
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Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

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Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. The gun-toting members of the families wage a vicious war on the streets as the star-crossed lovers meet their tragic destiny. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Hope & Despair. Tragedy & Love. Romeo & Juliet. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for scenes of contemporary violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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1 November 1996 (USA)  »

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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet  »

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$14,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 692,167,000 (Italy) (28 February 1997)

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ITL 3,795,630,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)
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Claire Danes' rendition of Juliet's line "I long to die!" is sampled in the background of the Evanescence song "Tourniquet." See more »

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When Mercutio fires his gun at the beach as the Nurse is leading Romeo away to talk to him, there is a gunshot, but no flash or blowback. See more »

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[first lines]
Anchorwoman: Two households, both alike in dignity. In Fair Verona where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny. Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.
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Shakespeare Worthy
17 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Very underrated modernization of the classic Shakespeare play. This movie has been pretty heavily criticized for the directors outlandishness in cinematography, but he understands when to tone down the often frantic pace of the storytelling during the dramatic scenes, and in fact this relationship tends to amplify their potency. Beautifully choreographed and shot, wonderfully acted by both the supporting cast and the main 2 stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, and extremely sly modernization techniques to the dialogue. All the elizabethan dialogue remains intact, yet it all seems coherent in the modern atmosphere. mostly due to good imagery and double meaning in the phrases (ex: their swords being a gun model, or the flash of money while quoting gold.). One of the best shakespeare adaptations in the multitude of which have entered the cinemas in the past few years.


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