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|Artist||'Emilio Lari' (Q5371893)|
|Credit||Agenzia Fotografica Pierluigi via IMS Vintage Photos|
|Desc||The pictures of the present exclusive picture feature was taken in the vicinity of Pienza (Siena) while the stars of the film "Romeo and Juliet", Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey, and their film director Franco Zeffirelli take a bath in a natural calcareous pool, while Leonard Whiting practises the art of fencing and horse riding for his role in the film, and while the two young stars have a walk around the old streets of the town like two school children on holiday laughing and joking with everyone and everything.|
1968 film by Franco Zeffirelli
Romeo and Juliet
|Released||1968 (54 years, 6 months ago)|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Cinematography and Academy Award for Best Costume Design|
|Genre||romance film and drama film|
|Nominated for||Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Cinematography and Academy Award for Best Costume Design|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom and Italy|
|Screenwriter||Franco Brusati, Masolino D'Amico and Franco Zeffirelli|
|Producer||John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne and Anthony Havelock-Allan|
About Romeo and Juliet
Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a timeless classic that captures the essence of the tragic love story. The film's stunning visuals, beautiful score, and powerful performances from its young leads, Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey, make it a must-see for any fan of Shakespeare or romantic dramas.
Zeffirelli's attention to detail in recreating the setting of Renaissance-era Verona is impressive, with elaborate costumes and sets that transport the viewer back in time. The film's score, composed by Nino Rota, perfectly complements the story's emotional highs and lows, adding to the film's overall impact.
Whiting and Hussey's performances as the star-crossed lovers are nothing short of remarkable. Their chemistry is palpable, and they bring a youthful energy and passion to their roles that make the tragedy of their love all the more heartbreaking.
Overall, Romeo and Juliet is a cinematic masterpiece that has stood the test of time. Its impact on popular culture is undeniable, with countless adaptations and references in film, television, and music. It remains a must-see for anyone who appreciates great storytelling and timeless romance.
- Ebert, R. (1968, October 9). Romeo and Juliet movie review & film summary (1968). Roger Ebert. https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/romeo-and-juliet-1968
- Romeo and Juliet (1968). IMDb. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063518/
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