Romeo and Juliet Overview:

Romeo and Juliet (1968) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan, Richard B. Goodwin and John Brabourne.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyPasqualino De SantisWon
Best Costume DesignDanilo DonatiWon
Best DirectorFranco ZeffirelliNominated
Best PictureAnthony Havelock-Allan and John Brabourne, ProducersNominated

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Narrator: A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head. For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

Narrator: Two households, both alike in dignity / In fair Verona, where we lay our scene / From ancient grudge break to new mutiny / Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes / A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life / Whose misadventured piteous overthrows / Do with their death bury their parents' strife.

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Sir Laurence Olivier dubbed the dialogue of Lord Montague.
During the sword fight scene when Mercutio throws a sword at Tybalt's feet, Mercutio's shadow is actually Franco Zeffirelli's shadow standing in for him because John McEnery was sick that day (according to Michael York's autobiography).
Franco Zeffirelli became concerned by Olivia Hussey's full figure during filming, and ordered that no more pasta would be served on the set.
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