• Short Summary

    "ROMEO AND JULIET", SHAKESPEARE'S CLASSIC LOVE STORY, IS BEING BROUGHT TO THE SCREEN FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI, THE ITALIAN DIRECTOR.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SV. EXT..TIME IT A FILM ???, ROME
    0.06

    2.
    GV INT. "ROMEO AND JULIET" FILM SET
    0.10

    3.
    SV & CU. DIRECTOR PAN TO... JULIET
    0.16

    4.
    CU. DIRECTOR
    0.18

    5.
    SV. FILM TECHNICIANS
    0.21

    6.
    SV & CU. CLAPPER BOY
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    7.
    SV. JULIET WITH MONK
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    8.
    CU. JULIET PULLING MONK'S BEADS
    0.32

    9.
    DIRECTOR EXPLAINING ACT
    0.35

    10.
    CU. JULIET LISTENING
    0.38

    11.
    SCU. DIRECTOR AND MONK TALKING TO JULIET
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    12.
    CU. JULIET STILL LISTENING
    0.42

    13.
    GTV. JULIET ACTING
    0.47



    Initials JBC/V/BOB/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: "ROMEO AND JULIET", SHAKESPEARE'S CLASSIC LOVE STORY, IS BEING BROUGHT TO THE SCREEN FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI, THE ITALIAN DIRECTOR. THE LEADING ROLES ARE BEING PLAYED BY TWO LONDON TEENAGERS, OLIVIA HUSSEY, AGED 15, AND LEONARD WHITING, AGED 17.

    "ROMEO AND JULIET" FOLLOWS ZEFFIRELLIS'S HUGELY SUCCESSFUL "THE TAMING OF THE SHREW", AND IS BEING FILMED ENTIRELY IN ITALY -- LARGELY ON AUTHENTIC 15TH-CENTURY LOCATIONS.

    IT IS THE FOURTH TIME THE DIRECTOR OF STAGE, SCREEN AND OPERATIC PRODUCTIONS HAS WORKED ON THE PLAY -- IN ENGLAND (WITH THE OLD VIC COMPANY) IN 1960; IN VERONA IN 1964, IN ROME IN 1965, AND NOW FOR THE SCREEN.

    THE TWO YOUNG STARS HAVE ALREADY HAD SOME STAGE EXPERIENCE. LEONARD, WHO LEFT SCHOOL ONLY IN MAY, IS THE YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL THEATRE IN ENGLAND. HE PLAYED THE ARTFUL DODGER IN THE LONG-RUNNING LONDON MUSICAL HIT "OLIVER" FOR 18 MONTHS.

    OLIVIA, THE DAUGHTER OF AN ARGENTINIAN OPERA SINGER, HAS BEEN IN ENGLAND FOR SEVEN YEARS WITH HER ENGLISH MOTHER (HER FATHER DIED 13 YEARS AGO). UNTIL JUNE 1 SHE WAS PLAY HIGH A SCHOOLGIRL IN THE LONDON STAGE HIT "THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BROWN."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC6APBH03MHS8ZDM7MOU357KXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6APBH03MHS8ZDM7MOU357KXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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