As they sound these clips look at portions of Baz Luhrmanns process as he creates the film. "Why Shakespeare?" and "Pitching Shakespeare" are interesting as they show his unique challenge in pitching his ideas to a modern studio. The other scenes are looks at Luhrmann directing some key moments in "Directing the Gas Station," "Directing the Pool Scene," and Tybalt's Execution.
A short feature this time looking at the Director of Photography and his process as he explores some of the more striking scenes. The scenes are "A Hole in the Wall," "The Fish Tank Scene," "Filming the Lift Scene," "One Light and Filming the Church."
Because every movie needs these marketing type extras (sarcasm) we have some interviews with Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Production Designer Catherine Martin, Co-Writer Craig Pearce, Editor Jill Bilcock, Choreographer John O'Connell, and Costume Designer Kym Barrett.
The Final Word
As mentioned there are people who love this film and people who think Baz Luhrmann ruined this classic tale. I am in the camp that loves this original and effective take on one of the best love stories of all time. The acting, set pieces, themes, setting and classic dialogue are perfectly enhanced by the excellent audio and video transfers. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet is a great movie in a fantastic Blu-ray release and deserves to be in your collection.