"All right. Listen up, ‘cause I’m only gonna say this once."
Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made
Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.
This movie came out while I was in high school, and Romeo and Juliet was one of that year’s set texts for Higher English. The teachers were all very dismissive of it until one of them saw it. Then we had a class field trip to the cinema to see it, and it was responsible for a lot of good grades that year.
Romeo & Juliet is far from my favourite Shakespeare play, (I prefer the actually historical ones like Henry IV) but this movie is an amazing adaptation and I love it. And I have just remembered that my sister nicked my copy. Bugger.
I will add to this: at 16 I saw this movie and it made me actually go read the play and understand most of it. So say what you will, but for the first time I put my YA novel down and read a classic, because I wanted to.
Felt like doing some ink work.Just my favorite fictional couple.
Francis and Claire Underwood of Netflix’s House of Cards
colored pencil & ink