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Pink hair, gun fights, hip hop cross dressers don't match with Shakespeare.
I highly recommend this movie because, even though we all know the story, this movie still finds a way to be just as fresh as the first time we read/saw the play.
This interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet really does the story justice.
-Interesting traditional/contemporary concept but for me the dialogue was too out of place to allow for the suspension of disbelief required to "connect" with a (most any)... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Gerry D_
Some people like Shakespeare and others do not. Some people only like their Shakespeare set in the time period it was originally written for and find anything else anathema. Read morePublished 3 days ago by John J. Petry
The cast wasn't up to a Shakespearean type of performance. The music was inappropriate.Published 6 days ago by Marty Faber
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|What makes it "The Music Edition"?||
I found this from on a UK website.
Baz Luhrmann's contemporary retelling of the worlds most tragic love affair returns to DVD once again, this time as a "Music Edition" which focuses on the music of the film and includes an array of bonus materials produced by Bazmark Inc.,... Read More
Jan 18, 2007 by J. Smith | See all 5 posts
In my opinion, I feel that Luhrmann does not fail to meet Shakespeare's intentions. If Shakespeare was living today, I would think that he would most likely like the modern version of Romeo and Juliet. I do feel that Luhrmann matches Shakespeare's intention in the way that he takes the main ideas... Read More
May 6, 2013 by Suzann | See all 2 posts
|Is the director's commentary the same as the one in 2002 ?||
It's a new commentary by Baz that really is just about the music. Interesting though, and I'd recommend it to any R+J fan, especially if you love the music.
Nov 15, 2007 by Elizabeth Mcnamara | See all 2 posts
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