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Franco Zeffirelli directs this version of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy - breaking with the norm and casting a 17 (Leonard Whiting) and 15-year-old (Olivia Hussey) to play the lead roles. Franco Zeffirelli directs this version of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy - breaking with the norm and casting a 17 (Leonard Whiting) and 15-year-old (Olivia Hussey) to play the lead roles.
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The filming took place in Italy, broke another tradition by having nude love scenes, has a well-known score by Nino Rota (who went on to write the music for 'The Godfather') and is probably still one of the most profitable film adaptations of a Shakespeare play. The film was nominated for 4 Academy Awards and won 2 - for Costumes and Cinematography. The filming took place in Italy, broke another tradition by having nude love scenes, has a well-known score by Nino Rota (who went on to write the music for 'The Godfather') and is probably still one of the most profitable film adaptations of a Shakespeare play. The film was nominated for 4 Academy Awards and won 2 - for Costumes and Cinematography.

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SKU 5014437178237
Catalogue Number PHE1782
Year 1968
Director Franco Zeffirelli
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Paramount Home Entertainment
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Subtitles English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Turkish, French, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Spanish
Running time 133 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate PG

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