Musical updating of romeo juliet

11-Nov-2019 06:06

It was big a leap from an antipodean dance hall with sequins to Shakespeare with guns, but one he appears more than accomplished enough to turn into something special. As the MTV-style editing kicks into gear, Baz Luhrmann takes the audience on a unique ride through one of the Bard's best-known texts, illuminating the story, occasionally subjugating the language but always delivering a vision that is bold, brassy, hugely inventive and accessible and, in a strange way, just right.Meanwhile, anyone who saw Danes on TV's short-lived show My So-Called Life knew that here was a special talent.Her Juliet is young, yearning and genuinely moving, as close to a star-making performance as it is possible to get.When the show began, I was slightly alarmed by the scene that was unfolding.

Juliet I can't do the talk like they talking on the TV And I can't do a love song like the way its meant to be I can't do everything but I'd do anything for you I can't do anything except be in love with you And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be All I do is keep the beat and bad company All I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme Juliet I'd do the stars with you any time Juliet when we made love you used to cry You said I love you like the stars above I'll love you till I die There's a place for us you know the movie song When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?Kirsty Bushell successfully blended well-off Only Child Syndrome and youthful naiveté to create a Juliet who is at once both pointedly strong-willed and lost in a hopeful romanticism.It is the combination of these qualities that makes Juliet’s fervent refusal to marry Paris so compelling to watch.Shakespeare's name fills up the title, but this is clearly Luhrmann's vision and it's a genuinely inventive one.Yes, at the end of the day you can say that it's just a gimmick designed to sell the Bard to the masses.

Juliet I can't do the talk like they talking on the TV And I can't do a love song like the way its meant to be I can't do everything but I'd do anything for you I can't do anything except be in love with you And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be All I do is keep the beat and bad company All I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme Juliet I'd do the stars with you any time Juliet when we made love you used to cry You said I love you like the stars above I'll love you till I die There's a place for us you know the movie song When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?Kirsty Bushell successfully blended well-off Only Child Syndrome and youthful naiveté to create a Juliet who is at once both pointedly strong-willed and lost in a hopeful romanticism.It is the combination of these qualities that makes Juliet’s fervent refusal to marry Paris so compelling to watch.Shakespeare's name fills up the title, but this is clearly Luhrmann's vision and it's a genuinely inventive one.Yes, at the end of the day you can say that it's just a gimmick designed to sell the Bard to the masses. In short, Verona becomes Verona Beach, dude, and while a rapier is still a weapon, it's now the brand name of a particularly popular handgun.