Romeo + Juliet

Synopsis: Baz Luhrmann helped adapt this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.
Genre: Action, Romance
Original Story by: William Shakespeare
Year:
1996
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Anchor Woman:

Two households both alike in dignity in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes. A pair of star crossed lovers take their life. Whose misadventured piteous overthrows doth with their death. Bury their parents strife. The fearful passage of their death marked love, And the continuance of their parents rage. Which but their children's end not could remove, Is now the two hours traffic of our stage.

Male Narration:

Two households both alike in dignity in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny. Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star crossed lovers take their life.

Gregory:

A dog of the house of Capulet moves me !

Go rot!

Benvolio:

The quarrel is between our masters.

Gregory:

And us their men.

Samson:

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. And I am a pretty piece of flesh, I am a pretty piece of Flesh! Here comes of the house of Capulet!

Gregory:

Quarrel, I will back thee.

Abraham:

Boo! Ah, ha ha. Ooh. Boo! Ha ha ha. Boo! Ha ha ha.

Samson:

I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it.

Gregory:

Go forth I will back thee.

Abraham:

Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

Samson:

I do bite my thumb, sir!

Abraham:

Do you bite your thumb at us? Sir.

Samson:

[Aside to GREGORY] Is the law on our side, if I say ay?

Gregory:

No!

Samson:

No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir.

Gregory:

Do you quarrel, sir?

Abraham:

Quarrel sir! no, sir.

Samson:

But if you do, sir, I am for you. I serve as good a man as you.

Abraham:

No better?

Sampson:

Uh? Uh?

Gregory:

Here comes our kinsmen say better!

Sampson:

Yes, sir better.

Abraham:

You lie. Draw, if you be men.

Benvolio:

Part, fools! you know not what you do. Put up your swords.

Tybalt:

What, art thou drawn among these heartless hinds? Turn thee, Benvolio, and look upon thy death.

Benvolio:

I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword. Or manage it to part these men with me.

Tybalt:

Peace. Peace? I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.

Boy:

Bang Bang! Bang Bang!

Tybalt:

Bang.

Sampson:

Come forth. Come!

Female Announcer:

From Ancient bloods break new mutiny...

Montague:

Give me my long sword, ho!

Lady Montague:

Thou shalt not stir a foot to seek a foe.

Prince:

Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace. Throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground! On pain of torture, from those bloody hands. Throw your mistemper'd weapons to the ground! Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, By thee, old Capulet, and Montague, Have thrice disturb'd the quiet of our streets, If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.

Lady Montague:

O, where is Romeo? Saw you him today? Right glad I am he was not at this fray.

Benvolio:

Madam, underneath a grove of sycamore so early walking did I see your son.

Montague:

Many a morning hath he there been seen. With tears augmenting the fresh mornings dew.

Lady Montague:

Away from the light steals home my heavy son. And private in his chamber pens himself. Shuts up his windows, locks there daylight out. And makes himself an artificial night.

Romeo:

Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate, O anything of nothing first create. heavy lightness. Serious vanity. Misshapen chaos of well seeming forms.

Montague:

Black and portentous must this humor prove. Unless good counsel may the cause remove.

Benvolio:

So please you, step aside; I'll know his grievance, or be much denied.

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Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian writer, director and producer with projects spanning film, television, opera, theater, music and recording industries. As a storyteller, he 's known as a pioneer of pop culture, fusing high and low culture with a unique sonic and cinematic language. more…

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