Sunday, May 11, 2008


Am I the only one who was taken AWAY by this movie when it was released? I was 12 years old before I was actually allowed to SEE the movie, in the theater, with my father; the following year, I went to see it again with my 7th grade English class. I bought the vinyl soundtrack recording ... I memorized it. Every lick of it, every bit of dialogue by everyone. I then read the play and memorized the rest of Juliet's lines. I used to have Romeo & Juliet about 65% memorized. I own the movie. I watched it yesterday afternoon when I realized my two male children had passed along to ME the virus they fought all last week. I am still enthralled by this film; all the magic remains.