Saturday 10 March 2012

Casey's Obsession: Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare

So everyone has their own favorite love story. But I am sure the most classic favorite would be Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This is defiantly one of my favorites.... Since I was 14 and in School I would either be studying it in English Literature or In Drama reenacting scenes from the play everywhere I went in school it was there...and you would think I would of got sick of it but NO, It just made me fall in love with it even more. Of course their was the classic 1968 reenactment of Romeo and Juliet! direct by the amazing Franco.

and who can forget the most beautiful music in that movie written by Nino Rota. This music is even used in movies still to this day and every time I listen to it, it brings a heavy tear to my eye. have a listen and tell me what you think
This was the first Romeo and Juliet film I watch. I really liked it but did I love it? not so much
I understood the premise, But for me it was actually kinda cheesy. But then my teacher walks over to the dvd player and puts in a movie that has changed my life completely and this is why......listen to the Introduction to the movie! I have NEVER seen an introduction like this in all the 20 years I have been on this planet! dont you agree? it sends shivers down my spine!

I was sucked in, Couldn't speak for 90mins....heart racing, uncontrollable tears and that feeling that you wanted that. I speak for more than half the girls I know that after watching that movie your view on love completely changed for the better.

Leonardo and Clare are the most amazing actors I have ever come across. and I am not just saying this because I am a fan of the movie.... I couldnt think of two more perfect actors to play these roles. That moment when they meet behind the fish tank has stayed with me forever.....when you listen to the score above and when those violins kick in its something to hold on to....

If you guys have not watch any of these movies and your a fan of love stories then I suggest you do. Like I said... your view on love will never be the same. Also I find it such a coinsidence that both Romeos in each movie have similair names! Leonardo (1996) and Leonard! (1968) (fun fact) :)


SisterSpooky said...

you are awesome. just so you know. lol

Unknown said...

I love the Romero and Juliet story with Leonardo/Clare. I thought the story was done really well! And especially cause Romeo and Juliet is one of my all time favorites!

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