Beauty dies young

I am kind of a baz luhrmann fan. Not the whole sunscreen thing. That was just weird.

Magnolia was in the top 5 for quite a while till it got squeezed out by eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.

having said that i have never seen romeo and juliet. Neither have i read the shakespeare version or read it in school.

i know the story – it is embedded in so much of what surrounds us.

So here in Dublin on a rainy night i watched it. And bloody hell it was good.

From the dialogue, to the religious icons, to the swords, to the cross dressing, to the angel wings and swimming pools, to the cars, to pete postelthwaite, to the whole shebang.

Fantastic.

Despite knowing the ending through and through i still watched it somehow hoping she’d wake up in time.

the tragedy and melancholy appeals to virtually every bone in my body. and there’s a lot of them.

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2 Responses to “Beauty dies young”


  1. 1 Jay April 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I managed to miss Romeo & Juliet until I went to Edinburgh, where I saw it as a ballet (with Prokofiev’s splendid music). The ending gutted me!

  2. 2 Elisabeth Robinson April 27, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I can’t believe you didn’t mention leonardo in your reasons of liking list…must give it another watch!


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