CINEMA REMEMBERED: Romeo + Juliet and The GAS STATION SHOOTOUT Moment

CINEMA REMEMBERED takes on Shakespeare… with guns. This edition deconstructs this hyper stylized Baz Luhrman adaptation starring Leonardo DiCaprio way before The Revenant.

Hop on over to THAT MOMENT IN – the one stop geek spot – and check out the review of ROMEO + JULIET.

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THIS WEEK:William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996) Two star-crossed lovers from opposing feuding families risk their lives to be together.

HOW MOMENT STARTS: A rival gang pulls into a gas station and violence erupts.

THE PREFACE: Although it’s Shakespeare, this movie is full of action. The fresh contemporary setting swaps swords for guns. Baz Luhrmann is a visionary director who transforms the Bard’s Tale for the MTV Generation. Lightning fast editing, extreme colours, and bombastic action set-pieces make this ancient piece of literature feel brand new.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Romeo, a poet with a broken heart, trying to get over a recent break-up. He’s one of the boys, strapped with a 9mm, shooting stick at the local billiards. Romeo feels like he’s from the working class side of town.

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Meanwhile, Juliet lives a lavish mansion life. Claire Danes (coming off of the criminally under-seen My…

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2 thoughts on “CINEMA REMEMBERED: Romeo + Juliet and The GAS STATION SHOOTOUT Moment

  1. I’ve never seen this one but I just added it to my list. I didn’t know John Leguizamo was in it, I like him. And I already knew Di Caprio could act since I saw What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? I’m not a fan but the boy is good 🙂

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