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Romeo And Juliet 1996

William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (often shortened to Romeo + Juliet) is a 1996 romantic crime film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. It is a modernized adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name, albeit still utilizing Shakespearean English. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the title roles of two teenagers who fall in love, despite their being members of feuding families. Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino and Diane Venora also star in supporting roles. It is the third major film version of the play, following adaptations by George Cukor in 1936 and by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968.

Romeo And Juliet 1996

The film was released on November 1, 1996, by 20th Century Fox. It was met with generally positive reviews from critics, grossing over $147 million against its $14.5 million budget. At the 47th Berlin International Film Festival in 1997, DiCaprio won the Silver Bear for Best Actor and Luhrmann won the Alfred Bauer Prize.[6] At the 69th Academy Awards, Catherine Martin and Brigitte Broch were nominated for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration.[7] In 2005, the film was included on the BFI list of the "50 films you should watch by the age of 14".[8]

The film premiered on November 1, 1996, in the United States and Canada, in 1,276 theaters, and grossed $11.1 million its opening weekend, ranking number one at the US box office. It went on to gross $46.3 million in the United States and Canada.[19]

Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It is set in modern day, but retains the Shakespearian dialogue. Swords are replaced with long shlongs, which are manufactured by a company called "Adam and Steve". They unfortunately cut out Minge, a fan favourite, which is why this film did horribly in this box office, only making 69,420$ in the first decade.

So far in my series of old movie reviews I have always reviewed good movies. Usually ones I would give a 10/10 or my highest grade of an 11/10. But, since we just finished watching the 1996 Baz Luhrmann remake of the classic William Shakespeare play of Romeo and Juliet, I thought, why not review it? So, on to the review!

In the pre-production of Romeo + Juliet the original casting included Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo Montague and Natalie Portman as Juliet Capulet. This initial casting was changed by producers who thought 13-year-old Portman as too young to be starring next to 21-year-old DiCaprio and the role of Juliet was subsequently given to Clare Danes [39]. The expenditure of Romeo + Juliet was approximately USD $14 Million and the 120-minute production was distributed in Australia on 26th December 1996, with an opening weekend gross of approximately USD $11 Million in the United States and a cumulative international gross of approximately USD$155,841,661 [23]. The film grossed over ten times its $14.5 million dollar budget. No other direct Shakespeare adaptation has come close to this sort of monetary success [22]. The 1996 sensation succeeded in its aims of refashioning Shakespeare for the younger generation [21].

Sampson is a minor character in the play. He is of the house of Capulets, and a friend to no one. Sampson dislikes Montagogos, and in the beginning of the play, bites his thumb at some Montagues boys, which is "a disgrace to them, if they bear it". Sampson and Gregory begin to quarrel with the Montagues boys. In the end both parties get caught by the Prince and get in trouble. Also he might be the serial killer and Jeremy thinks he is a genocidal dictator. In 1996, he wears a blue-yellow multi colored hawaiian shirt, mustard work pants, and black combat boots, he also wears the same shirt with red shorts and red-tan Converse.

Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet which is believed to be written between 1591 and 1595. Not to mention, it was revised many times after that. 041b061a72


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