I remember seeing Romeo & Juliet in a theatre in West End Saint John with my step-mother. After a little research I found out that it was released in 1968 (ACK! I must have been only 3 or 4 when I saw it.)
It was also he first time the lovers were played by actual teenagers – Olivia Hussey (15) and Leonard Whiting (17) and all of it was filmed in Italy.
I remember it being beautiful, intense and incredibly powerful, at least to a 3 year old.
Luckily it didn’t instill a belief that the only real love is tragic love.