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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
More info about this movie on IMDb. Screenplays for You - free movie scripts and screenplays. About Links. ANCHOR WOMAN Two households both alike in dignity in fair Verona, Where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean, From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows doth with their death, Bury their parents strife. The fearful passage of their death marked love, And the continuance of their parents rage, Which but their children's end not could remove, Is now the two hours traffic of our stage. And I am a pretty piece of flesh, I am a pretty piece of Flesh! Here comes of the house of Capulet!
Verona Beach is a gritty, run-down city bisected by two major organized crime families, the Capulets and the Montagues, who also happen to be bitter, deadly rivals. The hate between the two families runs far and deep, so much so that even the current clan patriarchs no longer know why they hate each other so much. Though the origin of the feud is lost, the enmity is strong and it profoundly affects the younger members of the clan. The ensuing battle results in massive property damage, given that they were shooting at each other in a gasoline station. The Chief of Police breaks up the fight, culminating in the arrest of both parties; during their arraignment Capt. Benvolio heads to the beach to meet up with Romeo whom he finds brooding over Rosaline, a woman he is smitten with. Together, they decide to pass the time playing pool.
Like virtually all works that can be said to occupy the tragic genre, Romeo and Juliet wrestles with philosophical notions of fate, fortune, and determinism. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are initially framed as "star-cross'd lovers," and "death-mark'd," in the play's opening verse. The first lines of Lurhmann's film—as well as his directorial decision to insert a flash-forward montage in the beginning scene—also make it immediately apparent to the viewer that their relationship will end in suicide, violence, and death. Throughout the film, Romeo and Juliet's actions amount to a desperate attempt to defy their own cursed circumstances in life—namely, being the progeny of different warring families—by striving to escape Verona and thus the feud's "fatal loins. William Shakespeare's original play Romeo and Juliet is not only one of the most famous love stories ever told, but one whose characters often pause to self-consciously examine and muse over the capricious nature and appalling power of love as a human emotion.