Romeo and Juliet (1968)

PG   |    |  Drama, Romance


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When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues.


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  • Olivia Hussey in Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting at an event for Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting in Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Leonard Whiting in Romeo and Juliet (1968)

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13 November 2007 | claudiaeilcinema
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| Leonard and Olivia
This was the first time we actually saw the teenage love Shakespeare intended. Years and years before Leonardo Di Caprio and Clare Danes, Leonard Whiting and Olivia Houssey gave life to the tragic story told in this ancestral tale, revamping it without betraying it, making it accessible to a 60s audience without updating it. Leonard and Olivia were so beautiful that Shakespeare became trendy again and I don't mean any disrespect by it, I'm simply stating a fact. The real, stunning, dusty locations, the costumes, the faces, the music made the whole thing a totally new Shakespearen experience. Remember than the biggest screen adaptation of this play had been with the forty something Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer in those roles. Here everything reeked of youth underlining the tragedy in the most cinematic way. Another important point is to confirm that in 2007 the film still feels young and fresh. Recommended

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