Dominic Corry of NZHerald.co.nz shares his pop-infused Shakespeare review of Romeo and Juliet: A Love Song from the 2013 NZ Film Festival.
Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake has scored 8 Emmy nominations!
The series, which was filmed in and around Glenorchy and Queenstown last year and showed on UKTV locally due to its BBC backing, is up for outstanding mini-series or movie at American television’s most prestigious prize-giving.
Romeo and Juliet transposed to the beachside Verona Campground, not so very far from Auckland? The latest iteration of Shakespeare’s indestructible tragedy of teen love comes as a triumphant blast of 21st-century Kiwi trailer trash pop.
Like Florian Habicht’s Woodenhead before it, Romeo and Juliet A Lovesong began life as a soundtrack. Composers/producers Michael O’Neill and Peter van der Fluit set Shakespeare’s text to music, providing distinctive contemporary musical styles for each of the characters. Read More