Baz Luhrmann's dazzling and unconventional adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic love story is spellbinding. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes portray Romeo and Juliet, the youthful star-crossed lovers of the past who now meet in the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach. Their two rival families, the Montaques and the Capulets, are now gangs and every other aspect of life surrounding Romeo and Juliet's tragic love affair has moved from its Elizabethan origins to a decidedly contemporary, brilliantly stylized reality.

Books with substantial mentioning of Romeo + Juliet
Vanessa Gerhards
Shakespeare Reloaded, The Shakespeare Renaissance 1989-2004
Trier, 2011

Jürgen Müller
Filme der 90er
Köln-London-Madrid-New York-Paris-Tokyo, 2001

Douglas Brode
Shakespeare in the Movies, From the Silent Era to Shakespeare in Love
Oxford, 2000

Beth A. Fhaner, Editor, Devra M. Sladics, Christopher P. Scanlon, and Terry Schell, Contributing Editors
Magill's Cinema Annual 1997, 16th Edition. A Survey of the Films of 1996
Detroit; New York; Toronto; London, 1998
Articles on Romeo + Juliet
José Arroyo, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 3 (March), 1997 pp. 6-9
Reviews
Peter Matthews, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 4 (April), 1997 pp. 54-55
OR, Romeo + Juliet/Moulin Rouge, in: Empire, nr. 258 (December), 2010 pp. 158 (DVD review)
Author:José Arroyo
Title:Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:3
Year:1997
Pp:6-9
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Author:Peter Matthews
Title:William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:4
Year:1997
Pp:54-55
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Author:OR
Title:Romeo + Juliet/Moulin Rouge
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:258
Year:2010
Pp:158
Illustrations:  yes
DVD review of:   Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)



Romeo + Juliet
United States 1996

Directed by

Cast
Miriam Margolyes
Dash Mihok
Vondie Curtis-Hall
M. Emmet Walsh

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Year:1996
Running time:120 minutes 1
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Sight & Sound April nr. 4 1997


Country:United States
Language:English

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