Script of Act I Romeo and Juliet The play by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet - Rolling Stone
Danes, with poise beyond her years, as made clear, is DiCaprio's equal. Juliet can be played as a ninny, a role Danes has been saddled with in other films (). She wisely chooses to emphasize Juliet's melting loveliness and bristling wit. When the lusty Romeo, on their first date, complains of being left unsatisfied with only a kiss, Juliet turns on him. "What satisfaction canst thou have tonight?" she asks. The fire in Danes' eyes is unmistakable: Juliet is interested, but for now, Romeo should keep his dick in his pants.
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For all the tumult that Luhrmann stirs up in the film, he shoots the scenes between the two lovers with elegant simplicity. When Romeo first sees Juliet at the costume ball, his "bright angel" is wearing wings. He is dressed in a knight's shining armor. These children of enemies steal looks at each other on opposite sides of a fish tank and later steal a kiss. Says Romeo, "Oh, trespass sweetly urged." The actors don't rush past the language to get to the sex, as Zeffirelli had Whiting and Hussey do. DiCaprio and Danes make the bandying of words a sly, erotic game. Shakespeare has never been this sexy onscreen.