Romeo And Juliet Official Trailer (2013) Hailee Steinfeld, Paul Giamatti
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The cinematic adaptation of Romeo and Juliet got a few things right, but it mostly missed the mark. Just so you know, spoilers abound. Just you wait. As soon as the film opens, it becomes obvious they changed the prologue. Yes, one of the most famous prologues of all time … altered for no discernable reason.
Most fans or critics fall off their respective sides of blind devotion to the story or disenchanted skepticism that such love could ever even pretend to happen. It is very difficult to get the romance and the tragedy right so that a production has serious feeling. The latest offering in limited release starting today fares no better than most. This production caught my eye with the early announcement that Hailee Steinfeld of True Grit magnificence had been cast as Juliet. This did not appear to be a glib or obvious choice and boded well for a thoughtful production.
And so the prince has called a tournament to keep the battle from the city streets. Now rival Capulets and Montagues, they try their strength to gain the royal ring. And so I bid you all enjoy the day. Juliet, please. My lady and my lord will soon be home with news of the tournament. Then hurry, nurse. Why do you dally so?
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Fellowes actually manages to rob the play of its poetic power and make the dialogue more obtuse at the same time. Oh Romeo! Wherefore Art Thou Romeo? Hamlet, Prince of Grief —Toying with Shakespeare. A list of productions seen on stage, including Romeo and Juliet. Sign up for free weekly e-mail updates safe, secure, spamless, and unshared. Check out the guy behind this website, Eric Minton.