Wednesday, 22 April 2009

English Lit. Lessons

I remember studying Romeo & Juliet at school and we would sit and watch the 1968 film version, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, to help us understand the script and the story (which is basically easy to follow - 2 lovers from opposing families, secretly married and die together). Anyway, this film in particular was great at portarying Romeo and Juliet as both characters were actually played by people of similar ages to the original story, two teenagers. And on top of that, Romeo was pretty darn hot! At the end of the lesson we had to pause the film just before the balcony scene ('Oh Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?'). When we resumed with watching the film his face filled the screen and it was great! Unfortunately our teacher managed to break the DVD so we couldn't watch the rest of the film, so we missed the bedroom scene, which was probably quite lucky considering what was shown, I didn't say it was hardcore!

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