Hello world I hope you’re having a lovely day! As it’s a new month of course it’s a new theme where I will tell you each week (ish: balancing this small community of people and the rest of my life is far more challenging than I thought) about a film I want to share with you guys. As it’s February and we celebrate Valentines Day this month, I wanted to theme my blog posts on the theme Love. So to kick this month off I thought: what film stands out when I say love? I think its just me but I instantly thought Romeo and Juliet. (Rating: 12)
I’ve decided to talk about the 1996 (USA) version – I believe the film came out in the UK in 1997 but I really enjoyed this film because they modernised the Shakespeare tragedy – I bet a sucker for Shakespeare will absolutely hate me for saying it but I loved it! In this day and age, it is extremely difficult to understand his work and I don’t know about you but I’m one of those people and watching the film helped a lot with my understanding of the play and everything kind of was laid out in front of me where I really understood it; of course the film doesn’t show the exact pollen however fairly close. But yes, I think the film is helpful to us people who find it a challenge to understand Shakespeare like others can, it’s also very enjoyable, it keeps you well hooked and its original which I think is always good.
So for those people who have no clue about this film/play it’s about two families (Montague and Capulet) who despise each other and a boy called Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet who meet and fall in love with each other and the stories about their love and the complications that come with it and how they keep their love a secret as they shouldn’t be socialising with each other.
I never have an issue with casting but just for reference of course Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this and he plays Romeo. Leo has featured in The Wolf of Wall Street and Titanic, Claire Danes plays Juliet, she is in Homeland, John Leguizamo who is Tybalt, Harold Perrineau who is Mercutio and I think they are the main characters and for the f.r.i.e.n.d.s lovers out there like myself, I believe Ross and Monica’s mother is in this so do look out for her if you see her.
I couldn’t find the trailer so I’m sorry about that but the director of the film is Baz Luhrmann and I actually really like what he’s made, I really enjoyed Romeo + Juliet but he also directed The Great Gatsby which I loved it was insane! But I personally really like Baz’s work because they’re just so enjoyable and he’s great with party scenes (the one in Romeo and Juliet was just as good as The Great Gatsby.
So thats it for this week I really hoped you enjoyed it have a great rest of your day and I will see you next week, bye!
From Film Trashh