History Film / WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet

11th Nov '16 2:00:24 PM Javertshark13
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Many characters:
** Tybalt starts beating up Romeo when the latter refuses to fight him, forcing Mercutio to intervene.
** Romeo as well. In the play, Tybalt returns to the scene after killing Mercutio, and Romeo kills him in a duel. Here, Romeo chases Tybalt down [[CarFu quite violently,]] and shoots him repeatedly in (more or less) cold blood. He also engages in a shoot-out with the police at the climax.
** Lord Capulet was verbally demeaning in the play, but that was about it. Here, he's a domestic abuser.
9th Nov '16 6:41:11 AM MightyKombat
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Mercutio. He plays a drag queen to boot.
** Interestingly enough, Tybalt's accusation ("Mercutio! [[HoYay Thou consortest with Romeo!]]) proves to be Mercutio's BerserkButton, meaning he's either CampStraight or the most transparent GayBravado double bluff of all time.
*** Actually, Mercutio was angry at Tybalt because he was saying the line in a way that insulted homosexuals.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Mercutio. He plays a drag queen to boot.
** Interestingly enough, Tybalt's accusation ("Mercutio!
boot. Tybalt manages to provoke Mercutio into hostilities with a homophobic taunt of "Mercutio! [[HoYay Thou consortest with Romeo!]]) proves Romeo!]], removing a considerable amount of ambiguity to be Mercutio's BerserkButton, meaning he's either CampStraight or the most transparent GayBravado double bluff of all time.
*** Actually, Mercutio was angry at Tybalt because he was saying the line in a way that insulted homosexuals.
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* MadnessMantra: As Romeo goes to town on Tybalt after the latter has killed Mercutio, he repeatedly shouts "Either thou, or I, or both must go with him!" as he punches away.



** Various lines imply a completely different time, place or referring to events that don't happen in the adaptation. It's all good though.
** Well, almost--Mercutio was in some way related to the Prince.
*** Brace means a pair. Failure to recognise this causes the above problem in several adaptations which leave out Paris's death.
30th Oct '16 1:05:08 AM chizo
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Loads and loads of Catholic iconography is in this movie - to the point of being over-the-top. Partially justified as it revolves around feuding Italian mafia families living in a Latin American community.
20th Aug '16 4:09:12 PM lorgskyegon
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Modern adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' directed by Creator/BazLuhrmann. It notably [[SettingUpdate updates the setting]] to modern California (in a fictional modern American/Hispanic city called "Verona Beach"), but keeps most of the original dialogue from the play, creating a rather unique adaptation. For example, the Montagues and Capulets are shown as warring mafia empires, and swords are replaced with guns.

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Modern adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' directed by Creator/BazLuhrmann. It notably [[SettingUpdate updates the setting]] to modern California (in a fictional modern American/Hispanic city called "Verona Beach"), but keeps most of the original dialogue from the play, creating a rather unique adaptation. For example, the Montagues and Capulets are shown as warring mafia empires, and swords are replaced with guns.
guns (with brand names like Sword and Dagger).
15th Jul '16 5:05:54 AM sparklingmoon356
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** Romeo, on realising [[spoiler: Tybalt]]'s death and its consequences. "I AM FORTUNE'S FOOL!"

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** Romeo, on realising [[spoiler: Tybalt]]'s death and its consequences. "I AM FORTUNE'S FOOL!"FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!"
15th Jul '16 5:03:44 AM sparklingmoon356
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** Romeo, on realising [[spoiler: Tybalt]]'s death and its consequences. "I AM FORGETFUL!"

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** Romeo, on realising [[spoiler: Tybalt]]'s death and its consequences. "I AM FORGETFUL!"FORTUNE'S FOOL!"
15th Jul '16 5:02:18 AM sparklingmoon356
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* NextSundayAD: The setting is in the mid-1990s,presumably 1996, the year the film came out.

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* NextSundayAD: The setting is in the mid-1990s,presumably mid-1990s, presumably 1996, the year the film came out.
15th Jul '16 5:00:56 AM sparklingmoon356
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* NextSundayAD: The setting is in the late 1990s.

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* NextSundayAD: The setting is in the late 1990s.mid-1990s,presumably 1996, the year the film came out.
4th Jul '16 10:16:10 PM emmerys
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* AgeLift: The 13 year old Juliet in the play is now a 16 year old MafiaPrincess. Romeo's age was unspecified in the play but he is also 16 years old in this movie.

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* AgeLift: The 13 year old Juliet in the play is now a 16 year old MafiaPrincess.old, Lord Capulet's mention of her being less than 14 is noticeabley cut. Romeo's age was unspecified in the play but he is also 16 years old in this movie.
4th Jul '16 10:10:55 PM emmerys
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Mercutio.

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* AgeLift: The 13 year old Juliet in the play is now a 16 year old MafiaPrincess. Romeo's age was unspecified in the play but he is also 16 years old in this movie.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Mercutio. He plays a drag queen to boot.
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