I see that director Franco Zeffirelli died a couple days back, and as always the Jackals Of The Press are talking about his “love of excess” and all the other irrelevant nonsense that they spout when they are confronted with genius.
The fact remains that of all movie adaptations of Shakespeare’s works, Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet is the greatest — the closest to the original play, some of the best characters / casting (the Nurse and Mercutio being the best examples), with excellent cinematography and costuming. It is quite possibly the perfect movie.
And then there’s Olivia Hussey:
And if for some inexplicable reason you’ve never seen Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet, buy or rent it today. No thanks needed; it’s all part of the service.