History Film / WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet

2nd Dec '17 2:43:12 AM jormis29
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* SunshineNoir: There's a good amount of influence from ''{{Scarface}}'' and ''MiamiVice'' on the film's aesthetic, in addition to dovetailing with the similar aesthetic of pop stars such as Ricky Martin who were popular when the movie came out.

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* SunshineNoir: There's a good amount of influence from ''{{Scarface}}'' ''Film/{{Scarface}}'' and ''MiamiVice'' ''Series/MiamiVice'' on the film's aesthetic, in addition to dovetailing with the similar aesthetic of pop stars such as Ricky Martin Music/RickyMartin who were popular when the movie came out.
22nd Sep '17 5:40:34 AM Jake18
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* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: Despite taking place in modern times, everybody speaks in the same dialect as Shakespeare's time.
7th Sep '17 5:58:19 AM fruitstripegum
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* FamousLastWords: Averted. Juliet's "O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die" is never spoken.



* FamousLastWords: Averted. Juliet's "O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die" is never spoken.
7th Sep '17 5:57:48 AM fruitstripegum
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* AlmostKiss: The second time Romeo and Juliet try to kiss, they are interrupted by the ding of a bell. Quickly subverted seconds later as the two enter an elevator and kiss in there.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Mercutio. He plays a drag queen to boot. Tybalt manages to provoke Mercutio into hostilities with a homophobic taunt of "Mercutio! [[HoYay Thou consortest with Romeo!]]", removing a considerable amount of ambiguity to many viewers.



* AlmostKiss: The second time Romeo and Juliet try to kiss, they are interrupted by the ding of a bell. Quickly subverted seconds later as the two enter an elevator and kiss in there.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Mercutio. He plays a drag queen to boot. Tybalt manages to provoke Mercutio into hostilities with a homophobic taunt of "Mercutio! [[HoYay Thou consortest with Romeo!]]", removing a considerable amount of ambiguity to many viewers.



* BigNo: Romeo after [[spoiler:Mercutio]]'s death.



* BigNo: Romeo after [[spoiler:Mercutio]]'s death.
13th Jun '17 1:27:31 AM bjex
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** Captain Prince and his kinsman Mercutio are black in this, but oddly Paris (who in the play is related to the Prince and Mercutio) is Anglo. This explains why the family relationship between Paris and Prince is not mentioned - but that leaves hanging a line mentioned where Prince explains that he lost family as well - that line was referring to Paris.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to Paris? In the original story he [[spoiler: was killed by Romeo]], but in this version, he [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappears without explanation]]. This makes the Prince's line about losing "a brace of kinsmen" make no sense.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to Paris? In the original story he [[spoiler: was killed by Romeo]], but in this version, he [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappears without explanation]]. This makes the The Prince's line about losing "a "losing a brace of kinsmen" make no sense.is a reference to Paris's death - but it could be reinterpreted to mean [[spoiler: Mercutio.]]
13th Jun '17 1:21:04 AM bjex
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* SettingUpdate: From Late Medieval[=/=]Renaissance Italy to a modern setting reminiscent of LA or Miami.

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* SettingUpdate: From Late Medieval[=/=]Renaissance Italy to a modern setting reminiscent of LA or Miami.Modern-Day Southern California.
13th Jun '17 1:18:11 AM bjex
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* RaceLift: The play takes place in Italy, [[CaptainObvious so both families are Italian.]] Here, the Montegues are exclusively Anglo, [[note]]Mercutio doesn't count, he's actually related to The Prince/Captain Prince.[[/note]] while the Capulets are a mix of Italians and Latinos, with a few black people sprinkled in.
3rd May '17 1:17:39 AM Kadorhal
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* GunPorn: Benvolio, Tybalt, and Mercutio sport some of the most [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/f/fe/Benvoliogun.jpg beautifully]] [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/1/1c/Tybaltgun.jpg awesome]] [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/0/02/RJ-02092.jpg pistols]] to ever grace the silver screen.

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* GunPorn: Benvolio, Tybalt, and Mercutio sport some of the most [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/f/fe/Benvoliogun.jpg beautifully]] [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/1/1c/Tybaltgun.jpg awesome]] [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/0/02/RJ-02092.jpg pistols]] to ever grace the silver screen. Even guns that belong to nameless extras and only get maybe a second of screen time are decked out with gold detailing and the like.
25th Feb '17 5:47:39 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Mercutio. He plays a drag queen to boot. Tybalt manages to provoke Mercutio into hostilities with a homophobic taunt of "Mercutio! [[HoYay Thou consortest with Romeo!]], removing a considerable amount of ambiguity to many viewers.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Mercutio. He plays a drag queen to boot. Tybalt manages to provoke Mercutio into hostilities with a homophobic taunt of "Mercutio! [[HoYay Thou consortest with Romeo!]], Romeo!]]", removing a considerable amount of ambiguity to many viewers.



* BaitAndSwitch: Romeo climbs up to Juliet's balcony for the famous scene...and encounters her maid instead.

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* BaitAndSwitch: Romeo climbs up to Juliet's balcony for the famous scene... and encounters her maid instead.



* SecretStabWound / MortalWoundReveal: [[spoiler:Mercutio]], after being stabbed, pretends his injury is not that serious.

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* SecretStabWound / MortalWoundReveal: [=/=]MortalWoundReveal: [[spoiler:Mercutio]], after being stabbed, pretends his injury is not that serious.
9th Feb '17 8:14:02 PM k410ren
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Tybalt is shot with his own gun by Romeo.]]



* {{Undercrank}}: Used for stylistic effect

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* {{Undercrank}}: Used for stylistic effecteffect.
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