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Tromeo and Juliet - Best Shakespeare Adaptation ever?

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by holy king, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. holy king

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tromeo_and_Juliet

    have you seen it?
    i honestly believe it's the best shakespeare adaption to have ever been made.
    it's dark, funny, slap-sticky, repealing at times and heart warming at others.

    made with a budget of only 250 000 dollars, it's author james gunn allegedly was payed 200 dollars for the script.
     
  2. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    :ack:

    No. Just... no.
     
  3. Lone Wolf

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    I like Romeo and Juliet. Of course, I think that the infatuation of these two teenaged fools wouldn't last long, and that a bitter disappointment would've awaited them if they had lived. Still a tragedy, though.

    As for the adaption, I think it would benefit from a live, loudly braying, donkey present on the scene all the time.
     
  4. scherbchen

    scherbchen well that canĀ“t be good

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    today it would be Romeo and the Octomom.
     
  5. holy king

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    did you even watch it?
     
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    I tend to be a traditionalist when it comes to Shakespeare. An adaptation or parody, especially a modern one, has to be way more than "very good" for me to like it.

    My own preference for best adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is West Side Story.
     
  7. holy king

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    so thats a no?
     
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    That's a "no, I have not seen it." But based on the description, I'm reasonably certain I wouldn't like it if I did see it.
     
  9. holy king

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    give it a try. it's way deeper than what the wiki summary suggests.
     

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