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Sun, Jun 16, 2019 7:15 PM

Live Poll: Face-Off: Romeos & Juliets

From these films of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - and a famous musical update - which one do you love the most?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049340142/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/YAVFvqXRFb4/

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2 y ago

'Good one. 'West Side Story' or Zeffirelli's 1968 version. 

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Agree! Exactly my choice!

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2 y ago

A tricky thing for me to choose, because my favorite is Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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While it's certainly "inspired by", I'm not sure it's considered an "adaption of".

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I would not put such as a criterion, since an adaptation of another author (Arthur Laurents) is initially in your list, while his book is inspired by Shakespeare's play.
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I suggest Shakespeare in Love (1998) for inclusion, please.

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The "book" is just the story of the musical, not an actual book.

The IMDb page for West Side Story describes it as an adaptation and a version of R&J. I love Shakespeare in Love, but it is very different.

I was just going to include straight adaptations, but decided to include West Side Story on the side, as a "4+1". I would sooner remove it than add more.

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Thank you for pointing this out. What the IMDb page for West Side Story describes as an "adaptation of" or "based on" the Shakespeare's famous play, such is not factual. I am going to submit the proper corrections to point the fact it is an "inspired by" version. There are many of them. Lion King 2 is also "a version:".

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Also, Shakespeare in Love won the Oscar for Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen; West Side Story was nominated for Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

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Yes. "Material from Another Medium" = The book of Arthur Laurents
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Don't be confused with further novelizations based on this musical, for example:
https://archive.org/details/westsidestorynov00shul
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New York Times (September 27, 1957):
Arthur Laurents has written the story of two hostile teen-age gangs fighting for supremacy amid the tenement houses, corner stores and bridges of the West Side. The story is a powerful one, partly, no doubt, because Mr. Laurents has deliberately given it the shape of "Romeo and Juliet." In the design of "West Side Story" he has powerful allies. Leonard Bernstein has composed another one of his nervous, flaring scores that capture the shrill beat of life in the streets. And Jerome Robbins, who has directed the production, is also its choreographer...

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2 y ago

My vote: Romeo and Juliet (1968)

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2 y ago

Live Pollhttps://www.imdb.com/poll/YAVFvqXRFb4/?ref_=po_fp  Raise thy glass to Sir Peter! : )

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Hmm. Was it Moonee before

or after?..

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2 y ago

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Face-Off: Romeos & Juliets
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