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Romeo and Juliet (1968 movie)

Romeo and Juliet is a 1968 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play. It stars Leonard Whiting[?], Olivia Hussey, John McEnery[?], Milo O'Shea[?], Michael York[?], Paul Hardwick[?], Natasha Parry[?], Antonio Pierfederici[?] and Esmeralda Ruspoli[?].

The movie was adapted by Franco Brusati[?], Maestro D'Amico[?] and Franco Zeffirelli, and directed by Zeffirelli.

It won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Picture.

The film is noted as being one of the first versions of the play in which the main actors are near to the ages of the characters. Whiting was eighteen during filming, and Hussey was seventeen.



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