November 1st 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the release of the Baz Luhrmann directed William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. I’ve written about R+J before in the shape of a college assignment which explored the opening sequence of Mr Luhrmann’s film.
You can find that here. This article is one of the most viewed pages on my little website. Thank you if you are one of over 45000 people who have read it.
I thought it important to add to that piece by bringing together what Baz Luhrmann had to say about the film.
The film, starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Clare Danes was, and still is, a feast for the senses. The visuals of modern Verona with juxtaposition Shakespearean language and a soundtrack only many could dream of compiling.
Baz Luhrmann shares Romeo + Juliet images on Instagram
Starting with the first post about Romeo and Juliet that Baz put on Instagram, I’ll add to this post each time he updates. Mr Luhrmann shares behund the scenes information and production mood boards which add to understanding how and why the film looks and sounds like it does.
He’s answering questions about the film that I only ever wished I could have asked.