I am not a big fan of Shakespeare really, but I have to admit to a few of his productions that I adore. One being Romeo and Juliet. I don't think I would have enjoyed it quite so much had I not seen it in movie form. For that I am grateful. The new sets and the big picture just makes it all so real. Last night we watched the newer version. Have to admit it was because I thought Romeo was "hot" ........
They are so very young. Nothing brings this into reality like the passion. The bravado of the young men. Then the reality of death. I don't think we can ever love like that again in our lives as we do at 15 or 16. I suppose if life works out for us then we marry that first love but in my experience there is not often that happy ever after and so the death of Romeo and Juliet made them the perfect love.
The only thing this version lacked was the wonderful music of the 1968 version.
The music was and still is incredibly romantic.
While listening last night to the familiar words, I realize how many things we say today come from Romeo and Juliet.
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
My favourite and I do believe written on John Kennedy Jr's Christening cup
“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
“Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.”
“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.”
“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
O, that I were a glove upon that hand
That I might touch that cheek!”
So many I would have to write out the whole script. It is sooooo romantic. More so as they redo it. The actors speak with real feeling in these modern versions where many of the stage productions are just acting.This newest version is the best acted of all. Well anyway, that was my movie for the night and I wanted to share it.
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