She said yes, and she was very enthusiastic. Nina is enrolled in Stanford, drops out and returns home where Benny works for her father. Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld lead an extraordinary cast as Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed youths who fall for each other in spite of their feuding families. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. This script was written with a 20-year-old actress in mind.
Nurse Lesley Manville stands by as Romeo Douglas Booth and Juliet Hailee Steinfeld part until night in an extraneous post-wedding scene in Carlo Carlei's film Romeo and Juliet. They worked together and they had this curious period, initially, where they were just sitting together all day and talking, to get to know each other. He is currently developing film at , and the science fiction series Recursion for Netflix. Reeves will not direct the film. This has led to several critics denouncing the film's advertising as misleading and losing the essence of the play. Determined not to let the sins of their families' turbulent pasts stand in the path of true love, Romeo and Juliet run away to wed in secrecy.
The exotic scenery and Italian location shoots by cinematographer David Tattersall and the lush costume designs of Carlo Poggioli might earn Oscar nominations, but their work is hard to see when you're cringing at the script. Romeo is enraged and runs after Tybalt seeking revenge. In an attempt to be as faithful as possible to the original play, producers of the latest version cast Hailee Steinfeld, who was 15 at the time of filming — about the age Shakespeare intended Juliet to be. The one that showed up for this movie, though, speaks the verse both Fellowes' and Shakespeare's flatter than a high school jock angling for a D in English class. Fellowes says he wanted Friar Lawrence to embody a surrogate, paternal role, particularly as Lord Montagu doesn't have much of a look in. He rejects the criticism, saying the film was never intended to be a straight adaptation of the original. Gazetta Di Mantova in Italian.
I've always held that even the worst Shakespeare production has some redeeming value in our understanding and appreciation of The Bard's work. I feel that's what Hailee gave to us. That was difficult, but we got around it. Oh, did two of the 12-year-olds in front of us weep at that; I even felt a genuine tugging at my eyes. Juliet is resistant but her father threatens to her if she does not wed Paris. So, that five seconds of this 118-minute movie is worth sitting through. He was at the top of the list, and he took it.
That contention has stood the test of the 350-plus stage and screen productions I've seen; this one is the first to challenge it. Fellowes actually manages to rob the play of its poetic power and make the dialogue more obtuse at the same time. Romeo sneaks in with Benvolio and hoping to meet Rosaline. Damian Lewis, who plays Capulet, is a Royal Shakespeare Company veteran and tremendous actor—in other things. Friar's letter however, does not reach Romeo and Benvolio tells Romeo that Juliet is dead. These novels solve the mysteries surrounding Shakespeare by transporting us back in time, to walk in his shoes, and see his world through his eyes. The families of Montague and Capulet will use any excuse to publicly fight in the streets of Verona, so when Romeo Douglas Booth falls for Juliet Hailee Steinfeld , it quickly receives the wrath of both of their families, when all they want to do is be together forever.
This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend. Speeches start out with original text and suddenly foray off into huhland, like a bad actor forgetting his lines and making up substitutes. Thus, with Romeo already hitting on a Capulet long before he encounters Juliet, that whole falling in love unknowingly with your enemy aspect of the play loses its edge—you think? Romeo's cousin, persuades him to forget Rosaline but Romeo rebuffs him. My conclusion is that he thought modern audiences are dumber than they really are. Use of this website including any and all parts and components constitutes your acceptance of these and.
I think he is quite extraordinary to look at, on the screen, and very convincing, so I never really thought of anyone else for Romeo, to be honest. Netflix beat out and for the project. With a history spanning 80 sparkling years on the silver screen, and having worked hand-in-hand with countless costume, jewelry and set designers on some of Hollywood's most iconic productions, it is a natural evolution for Swarovski to move into film production. For his latest project, he has adapted one of Shakespeare's most celebrated love stories, Romeo and Juliet. They just leave and get another job. Not everyone did that and there are plenty of perfectly intelligent people out there who have not been trained in Shakespeare's language choices. Romeo, Montague's only son, is a sculptor and painter in fair Verona, and he is even able to set up a nice studio in the few hours he's living in Mantua.
If the intended audience is that gaggle of 12-year-old girls sitting in front of us, they were won over the moment Booth as Romeo appears for the first time in his studio. That's the worst abomination of this film: the polluting of Shakespeare's text. An ageless story from the world's most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. Shakespeare Solved ® is a forthcoming series of novels that covers the Bard's entire life and work. Both are talented young actors and this sounds like it will be a great film project for them. She seemed like someone who has capable of entering into the spirit of doing it.