Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet is endlessly inventive, a kinetic whirl of images and cuts, jokes and pastiches, excess and beauty. Rewatching it some 23 years (!) after it debuted, it still feels surprisingly fresh, even while its iconoclastic choices have themselves entered the canon. It showed that Shakespeare could be fun, yet […]
via FILM: William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (dir. Baz Luhrmann) — Come To The Pedlar
LOL! I taught Baz Luhrman’s films for the “composer’s study” unit when I was teaching english. Red curtain cinema techniques. I listed the 5 films he directed and got the students to pick 3, and based my lessons and stuff on those 3. Which were Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rogue, and The Great Gatsby.
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