Saturday, June 21, 2008

Romeo and Juliet

Author: Josh P.
Location: Chicago, IL

"Romeo and Juliet"

Directed by Ridley Scott
Produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Kenneth Branagh
Screenplay by Kenneth Branagh
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Production Designed by Arthur Max and Crispin Sallis
Costume Designed by Colleen Atwood
Cinematography by John Mathieson
Music by Hans Zimmer

Principal Cast:

Tobey Maguire (Romeo)
Emmy Rossum (Juliet)
Morgan Freeman (Friar Laurence)
Heath Ledger (Mercutio)
Kathy Bates (Nurse)
Ryan Philippe (Tybalt)
Sean Connery (Capulet)
Judi Dench (Lady Capulet)
Timothy Dalton (Montague)
Helena Bonham Carter (Lady Montague)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Paris)
Cillian Murphy (Benvolio)
Dominic Monaghan (Balthasar)
Kenneth Branagh (Prince Escalus)
Billy Bob Thornton (Apothecary)
Billy Crystal (Musician #1)
Robin Williams (Musician #2)
Bill Cosby (Musician #3)

Tagline: "Lust introduced them. Love brought them closer. Hate would never tear them apart."

Synopsis: Three-time Oscar nominated director Sir Ridley Scott takes on Shakespeare’s greatest work about the infamous star crossed lovers in an extravagant film version adapted by Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh and featuring an all star cast.

What the press would say:

Ridley Scott, who has already proven to be a master at the epic, provides another enthralling and intense feature. Once again, he capitalizes on a great set and costume design that goes hand in hand with breathtaking cinematography. Max, Sallis and Mathieson were all nominated before for Scott’s Best Picture winner Gladiator and they come through once again here. Atwood, who’s fresh off her second Oscar, dazzles with another period piece design. Branagh has already provided brilliant Shakespeare adaptations and this one is no different. Zimmer also has a fantastic, dramatic score and the ensemble is also a great one as well with stellar performances. The campaign consideration:

Best Picture
Best Director: Ridley Scott
Best Actor: Tobey Maguire
Best Actress: Emmy Rossum
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger
Best Supporting Actor: Sean Connery
Best Supporting Actor: Ryan Philippe
Best Supporting Actress: Judi Dench
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates
Best Adapted Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Cinematography
Best Original Score
Best Makeup

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