The second Romeo and Juliet Movie ever

WORLD'S SECOND
ROMEO AND JULIET MOVIE

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The second film based on the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare came to theaters on November 1, 1996 and with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the starring roles it was made to attract a younger audience although the original language was still kept. However, there were some very modern changes. Instead of swords, guns were used for fighting and the families from which the two lovers come from are actually families that actually have businesses that are continuously competing with each other.

There are other, less obvious changes in the movie as well that are much different than they appear in some of the famous stage productions of the play. Juliet’s age is never directly referenced to in the movie, although some characters do tend to insinuate that she is quite young in the earlier scenes. Juliet also wakes up before Romeo actually dies; he is just drinking the poison when Juliet wakes up and Romeo dies in her arms. Juliet also doesn’t recite her soliloquy as she kills herself but instead, silently kills herself with Romeo’s gun.

Most of the movie was shot in Mexico however, the crew moved to Miami to shoot some of the scenes there. During part of the filming, a hurricane moved through, destroying much of the set which then had to be rebuilt. Despite being under heavy fire from the critics, the movie still grossed $147,311,378.


Romeo and Juliet


The second Romeo and Juliet Movie ever

The second Romeo and Juliet Movie ever

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