William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet - A Conversation with the Director

Posted on: March 8, 2002 | Views: 362 | Comment

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. 

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romeo and juliet • rival families • claire danes • family feud • Florida • star-crossed lovers • first love • leonardo dicaprio • shakespeare