Happy Weekend Darlings!
Now for those of you new to the blog I’ve been excited about the latest version of Romeo and Juliet since the trailer was released in April. You can check out my fashion tips for achieving the feel of the film here. So on opening night of the film I was at the theater, popcorn in hand, ready to be taken to fair Verona.
Now admittedly there isn’t a version of Romeo and Juliet that I don’t love, from Franco Zefirelli’s classic 1968 version to Baz Luhrman’s modern twist. And while I wasn’t surprised at the ending (spoiler- it doesn’t change) I do love to see how different directors and actors interpret Shakespeare’s classic tale.
What stood out to me was the sweet interpretation. Douglas Booth’s Romeo was a gentle, emotional creature and his love for Hailee Steinfeld’s Juliet was pure and innocent, which contrasts so well against the violent background of dueling families. It’s a departure from the more intense passion of Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes’ portrayal, but it still worked beautifully. And it doesn’t hurt to stare into those deep blue eyes of Douglas Booth…
Anyway loves, it’s definitely a beautifully done version worth seeing. There are some wonderful performances from Paul Giamatti,
Chuck Bass Ed Westwick, and Damien Lewis (better known as Homeland’s Brody). And in the fashion department, SO MUCH VELVET. As a devoted lover of velvet this made Screenie quite happy. So break out that velvet and head over to the theater for a couple of hours with the best known love story of all time. I’m going to track down a velvet cape…
Enjoy your weekend loves!