Romeo and Juliet
The Rogue’s Guide to Shakespeare on Film #66: Romeo and Juliet (2013)
66. Carlo Carlei’s Romeo and Juliet (2013) Why does Carlo Carlei’s Romeo and Juliet make me cranky? I think part of the problem is that David Tattersall’s camera is a little too enamored with the posh art direction of Gianpaolo Rifino and Armando Savoia. These Renaissance mansions of Verona make our best museums look like hovels,… Continue reading
The Rogue’s Guide to Shakespeare on Film #8: Romeo and Juliet (1968)
#8: Romeo and Juliet (1968) Shakespeare in Love is a meta-narrative that simultaneously enacts Romeo and Juliet while imagining the story behind the play’s composition. So it’s about time I reviewed a straightforward Romeo and Juliet, so let’s talk about Franco Zeffirelli’s version from 1968. This is the only good cinematic R&J I know of,… Continue reading
Shakespearing #13: Romeo and Juliet
Shakespearing #13 by David Foley Romeo and Juliet One of the pleasures of re-reading a familiar text is that things you’ve taken for granted suddenly leap out at you. Like that prologue. Why would Shakespeare begin his liveliest play with a plodding plot summary in sonnet form? My first playwright’s thought is producer interference. “But… Continue reading
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