It’s been ten years since the luminous Claire Danes (who forever holds a special place in my heart as a seemingly parallel representation of me in high school with the dyed red hair –”Crimson Glow”– and the crush on the unattainable Jordan Catalano figure) portrayed Juliet to her Leo DiCaprio Romeo in the controversial Baz Luhrmann remake of the Shakespearean classic.
The soundtrack to the film was fab, full of modern scene-setting tunes like Radiohead, Garbage, Everclear and The Cardigans (sing it with me, “Love me, love me . . .”), as well as that self-improvement / inspirational / quirky Baz Luhrmann spoken word piece about wearing sunscreen and dancing.
They’re doing a ten year re-release of the official soundtrack with 4 bonus tracks and an updated remake of the sunscreen bit, and I have one to give away (oh, and congrats to Peter who just won the last Graham Coxon vinyl contest!).
To enter to win, let’s talk in the comments about different cinematic versions of Shakespearean classics. Favorites? Abominations? Thoughts either way? I mostly just remember giggling over a naked butt scene in my high school English class when we watched the Zeffirelli version of R&J. Yeah, mature, I know.