Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Romeo & Juliet trailer

Okay, Romeo & Juliet has never been one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, but this looks gorgeous and a million times better than the Franco Zeffirelli film, so yay for that. Script by Julian Fellowes and DAMIAN LEWIS as Lord Capulet. DAMIAN friggin' LEWIS. I am so there.

6 comments:

Rissi said...

Since my personality doesn't like tragic stories such as Romeo & Juliet (plus add in my aversion to Shakespeare dialogue), I am not sure how well I'll like this one. That being said, it looks pretty, is penned by Julian Fellowes and the cast rocks, so I'll probably see it.

Lori Benton said...

I would like to see a movie that looks this lovely, but... I don't know that I want to invest emotionally in such a tragic story. Or could, if you know what I mean. Because I KNOW what's going to happen, unless Fellowes deviated to the extreme.

Lori said...

I was going to say something to you about this...I knew you'd be excited about Damian! The one thing that makes me hesitate is Ed Westwick. I never really watched Gossip Girl but he really bugged me in every clip I ever saw of it.

Ruth A. said...

@Rissi - Oh goodness...I can't imagine my life without Shakespeare's glorious writing!! :) R&J isn't my favorite play either...but like I said, this has to be better than the Zeffirelli film, so I'm pretty excited. :)

@Lori - Okay, here's my deal with R&J...I think they are both really dumb. So I don't really worry about emotional investment. ;) But more than that I just love love LOVE Shakespeare's way with words. That's what I'm excited about here.

@Lori - I don't know that I've seen Ed Westwick in anything, honestly... *off to look him up*

Charity said...

I agree with Rissi for once -- I can't stand the prose, I wish they'd modernize the language once in awhile since it does look very pretty -- but I dislike Shakespeare for the same reasons I never read the King James Bible -- it's bloody hard to understand!

Ruth A. said...

@Charity - Oh goodness...I mean I get it...but I can't relate to it at all. I ADORE Shakespeare's language. GAH!! Makes me happy. ;) Modernizing it...I'd rather have a loose adaptation of the story beats than one that tries to adapt his language. Doesn't work for me in that case. *shrugs* ;)