Currently playing the soundtrack to Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo and Juliet. The one film absolutely guaranteed to make my boyfriend and I both bawl buckets of tears. Such an upsetting film, and it came out when I was young and impressionable (i.e. I was twelve, he was nine). I can’t watch it. In fact, I haven’t watched it in about ten years because I get so angry and upset at the stupid sad loss the film portrays.
Listening to the soundtrack is bearable but then you get all the imagery from the film in your head. Damnit. Such a good film. Just remembering Mercutio’s “a plague on both your houses” and the moment Romeo realises Juliet isn’t dead. Oh my god. Just unbearable.
Good thing I’m not watching it right now! I watched Zombieland instead! Excellent. Blood and violence and humour rather than blood and violence and tragedy. Woo!