William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet - A Conversation with the Director
Posted on: March 8, 2002
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Director Baz Luhrmann discusses his purpose in taking on the classic William Shakespeare playRomeo+Juliet in a modern-day film.
Shakespeare's immortal tale of star-crossed young lovers gets a music video-style updating in this hip, Florida-set, pistol-packing adaptation, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the doomed teenage children of rival industrialists. Academy Award Nominations: Best Art Direction.