Thursday, September 16, 2010

pop culture BLOW OFF of the day: I am fortune's fool!!

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling may have been the it onscreen couple of the oughts, but the 90s belonged to Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio (take that, Kate Winslet). I was a sophomore in high school when Baz Luhrman's William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet first came out and I was OBSESSED. Claire Danes was just coming off of My So Called Life and was every teen girl's icon. And Leonardo was at the peak of his skinny lanky hotness. If you were like me, then you also collected the little Romeo & Juliet postcards that came in every issue of YM and Seventeen. Sigh. They just don't make marketing campaigns like that anymore.

And if we're gonna get nostalgic here, let's go all the way. Do you remember the soundtrack? I must have worn that CD out. It's now impossible to listen to Talk Show Host by Radiohead without thinking about Leo's first appearance in the movie. Not to mention the other stand out tracks: #1 Crush by Garbage and of course Lovefool by The Cardigans.

As much as I love this movie, there's part of me that wishes they would have given up on the Shakespearean dialogue. Something more like: Romeo, Romeo, where the fuck is Romeo!

Anyway, here's the trailer for all of you who want to be transported to the 90s or see Paul Rudd dressed as an astronaut. After all, there really is no bigger BLOW OFF than an accidental double suicide.

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