Romeo + Juliet Review

“Did my heart love ’til now? Forswear its sight. For I never saw true beauty ’til this night.” In 1996, Baz¬†Luhrmann attempted to do the impossible with his film Romeo + Juliet. He attempted to take William Shakespeare’s epic drama Romeo & Juliet and convert it into a modern tale. What’s so impossible about that? He wanted to use a relatively unknown cast, Titanic hadn’t been released yet, and what’s even more astounding, all the dialogue from the movie is from the original Shakespeare play.

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