Romeo and juliet (1968): olivia hussey and leonard whiting are the star-crossed lovers in franco zeffirelli's tragedy. In a surprising twist of fate, beefcake actor keanu reeves has starred in not one but two brilliant shakespearean adaptations, much ado about nothing and my own private idaho (more on that later. I introduction to shakespeare and his interpreters color plates: shakespeare and his times prologue: discovering shakespeare, the world's playwright 1 shakespeare's life the early years the lost years london return to stratford 2 shakespeare: practical man of the theater. My own private idaho script - 8/28/90 revised at script city (pdf,$) note: multiple links are listed since (a) different versions exist and (b) many scripts posted become unavailable over time please notify me if you encounter a stale link. Romeo & juliet leonardo dicaprio leonardo dicaprio movies romeo & juliet 1996 romeo and juliet costumes baz luhrmann playlist kate winslet #film #aesthetic forward using that face and that shirt, leonardo dicaprio is convincing us that the retro grandpa shirt is a little less tommy bahama and plenty cool.
O'dair, sharon ' toward a postmodern pastoral: another look at the cultural politics of my own private idaho ', journal x 7 (autumn 2002), 25-40 olson , paul a , ' a midsummer night's dream and the meaning of court marriage ', elh 24 ( 1957 ), 95-110. This ranked poll of films with private in the title includes movies like saving private ryan, private parts, and my own private idaho don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word private in it. There was henry iv with rent boys [my own private idaho], a fascist richard iii, taming of the shrew in high school, hamlet with lions, and romeo and juliet with seizures, all part of a movement to cash in and popularize the stratfordian's plays mr. Don't show me this again welcome this is one of over 2,200 courses on ocw find materials for this course in the pages linked along the left mit opencourseware is a free & open publication of material from thousands of mit courses, covering the entire mit curriculum.
My own private idaho (1991) henry iv and henry v plays 39 responses to 20 movies based on shakespeare plays like gnomeo and juliet (romeo and juliet. My personal favorite scene is when the company finally puts on romeo and juliet, which of course shakespeare has completed as the tragedy we all know and love today the audience's reaction is a reminder of how impactful that play's ending would have been upon its release. Adapted from: romeo and juliet my own private idaho (1991), two turn against him after childhood memories of his sexual abuse resurface.
A n early scene in gus van sant's my own private idaho (1991) opens with an extreme close up of river phoenix shuddering, eyes rolled back in his head we know from an earlier scene that his character, mike, has narcolepsy, and is prone to sudden bouts of sleep. And then the spin-offs and adaptations: looking for richard, my own private idaho, 10 things i hate about you, theatre of blood, westside story, shakespeare in love do the very thing shakespeare. Love & sex home & garden health & fitness family travel gus van sant remade henry iv as my own private idaho and ran is a classic japanese homage to king lear (romeo & juliet) is not. Shakespeare idea on romeo and juliet shakespeare was inspired to write the legendary play romeo and juliet by a poem written by arthur brooke arthur brooke was an english poet who no body knew anything about, except that he only ever wrote one poem, and he died when he was shipwrecked on his way to newhaven sometime around the year 1563. The script comes from welles's own condensation of both parts of henry iv, along with a few other shakespeare works, which he first mounted onstage in 1939 to a disastrous reception.
Reworking henry iv, gus van sant's road movie my own private idaho stars river phoenix and keanu reeves as gay drifters on a mythic quest in the american northwest. 2 my own private idaho, gus van sant (1991) the film takes up one of the two plot lines in henry iv, and adds another dimension to itvan sant recreates, in a modern setting, the strained relationship between the king and his devious son, but scott favor (played by keanu reeves), who is prince harry's equivalent, is not the protagonist of the film. West side story is based on romeo and juliet kiss me kate is based on the taming of the shrew the boys from syracuse is based on a comedy of errors your own thing is based on. Incorporating the original text of 'romeo and juliet,' youtube videos, and lip-synced indie rock music, private romeo takes us to a mysterious and tender place that only shakespeare could have. (original post by ecokid) hmm, it's such a toughie they all have their merits for me it has to be the tempest - it was the first shakespeare play i read at a tender age of 5 ( i had a child's edition) and it completely captivated me.
Much ado is my favorite shakespeare play branaugh and whedon's versions are both good in their own ways and suitably different branuagh's version is a very accurate rendition of the play in the original setting and time. My own private idaho is a bit of all these things, with some shakespeare sprinkled on top, and van sant's ear and eye for art thrown in for good measure it's also one of the best films to feature young actors and one of the best performances ever turned in by the late river phoenix. On the face of it, the simpsons, elvis presley and 10 things i hate about you have nothing in common, but scratch below the surface and each have associations with the most celebrated w. Welcome to the set of my own private idaho reprinted as chapter four, my director and i is an article first published in the march 1991 issue of interview magazine and then re-published in book form as part of the book film cuts , which has already previously been discussed in phoenix bookshelf.
Phoenix was a rising star at the time of the film, and my own private idaho won him a bevy of awards, making that much more tragic (and in the case of this film, resonant) his demise by drug overdose he has a tenderness and vulnerability that make him easy to empathize with, and that makes his struggles and disappointments heartbreaking at times. Find films and movies featuring william shakespeare on allmovie my own private idaho romeo & juliet (the royal ballet). The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency my own private idaho romeo and juliet secretly wed.
They made my own private idaho together, and joked about filming romeo and juliet with reeves as romeo and phoenix as juliet reeves was filming speed when phoenix died reeves' life has had its share of tragedy.