When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Francis Ford Coppola
C. Thomas Howell,
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
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At the Capulet masquerade ball, the major characters wear costumes that reflect their personalities: Romeo as a knight, Juliet as an angel, Tybalt as a devil, Capulet as an emperor, etc. See more »
The movie is set in fictitious Verona Beach, Florida, not the landlocked Verona, Italy, which has no beaches. See more »
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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I was forced to read Romeo and Juliet in school over 20 years ago and didn't really "get it".
I have latterly learnt to appreciate Mr S for his plays etc. etc.
My 8 yr old daughter and I watched this tonight. She didn't understand much of the language, although remembering the lessons from school I could explain the double meanings etc. etc. in the script.
The upshot was that I enjoyed a stylish, colourful and thoughtful filming of a 400 year old script and my daughter very much enjoyed Bill's wonderfully scripted masterpiece. To my surprise, after the first hour she had begun to understand the slightly topsy turvy language of our past and understood some of the subtleties in the plot.
Thank you Mr Luhrmann.
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