The greatest love story of all time. William Shakespeare's most famous play. And the film that triggered the most emotional empathy from the viewers in a study that took place in 2008. This research showed that the audience's "mirror" neurones were triggered when watching the scene in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaption of the tragic love story in which the two star cross'd lovers take their lives. Often, the things in life that reach us emotionally are the things that stay with us for the longest. I must admit that I was tentative about watching an adaption set in modern times as it seemed like the events in the play escalate the way that they do because of the time that it happened. I watched the film for the first time last week. We had just finished reading the play so we watched the film in class. Two days later I bought it on DVD and along with Coco Before Chanel, Grease and The Help it is now one of my favourite films of all time. This film has everything that makes a good film and the costumes are fabulous.
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The omnipresent allure of nocturnal decadence at Gucci this autumn continues my growing adoration for their ready to wear looks. The glitz and glamour of the 1920s has evolved into what Frida Giannini said she had in mind when designing the collection; nineteenth century decadence. The flowery prints had a dark twist to them making sure that they are not too summery. I loved the mulberry purple shades as well as the forest greens that provided an alternative to black without breaking the mood of the collection. There was a sort of romanticism to the show but not in a cute way. Out of all the autumn collections I have seen so far, this one is without a doubt my favourite.