Monday, November 01, 2021

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

 ... you can learn from:

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Mercutio: If love be rough with you, be rough with love. 
Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.

Happy 25 to what remains Baz Luhrmann's best movie. I love Moulin Rogue but having rewatched R+J last year it holds up and then some (oh my god that soundtrack) and it has none of the third act problems that I still think dog MR -- that William Shakespeare sure knew how to structure a story, huh? Also Claire Danes is the definitive Juliet, I will brook no substitutes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the whole Red Curtain Trilogy! I come back and forth about which movie is my favorite (probably MR). Agreed about Danes, but Romeo is also DiCaprio's best performance ever.