Reviews and Problems with Romeo & Juliet (1996)
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Romeo and Juliet
11 October 2013
Excerpt: Romeo and Juliet experienced a weird post-modern revival in the late 90s, in the form of Baz Luhrmann's wild and lavish adaptation as well as Shakespeare in Love , which used the hoary old story as the backdrop for a new, slightly less tragic romance.
Excerpt: As evidenced by everything from Julie Taymor's Titus to Baz Luhrmann's virtuoso Romeo + Juliet , Shakespearean updates often express a sense of zeitgeist-y obligation, a tonal and stylistic responsibility to maximally engage with the (preferably youthful) populace.
Excerpt: Shakespeare movies don’t get more unremarkable than Romeo & Juliet , an adaptation of the English language’s most-butchered love story produced and financed by glass-jewelry manufacturer Swarovski.