7 Modern Films Based on Classic Literature

7 Modern Films Based on Classic Literature

We all know that William Shakespeare’s play about star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet has spawned several film adaptations, both in it’s original form (the 1968 film starring Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting) and modernized versions which would appeal to more mainstream movie goers (1961′s West Side Story, 1996′s Romeo and Juliet starring Leonardo di Caprio and Claire Danes).

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