Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s colourful past.
Today, we’re honouring Baz Lurhmann‘s visual feast ‘Romeo + Juliet‘, a movie based on Shakespeare and Arthur Brooke‘s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Quindon Tarver, Harold Perrineau and Christina Pickles.
In it, Lurhmann offered audiences a stylised version of the story powered by a universe which, in many ways, has helped to shape Pop culture in the years following its release.
My record concept and all my videos have referenced Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, neon crosses and church motifs included, since April 2017 🤷🏻♀️ and I did so with permission from Baz himself 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
— h (@halsey) April 2, 2018
Ready to step back in time?
I actually like both versions of Kissing You. Desree and beyonce both delivered such raw vocals to it in their own way.
— kenoir. (@KennethPierre) June 24, 2015
1996 awaits below…