Sunday, 15 May 2016
Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet has been restored and re-released ... and when I went the other day it was like being transported back to being 13, when Leonard Whiting was my favourite Jackie magazine pin-up. (I googled him when I got home. Oh dear, he didn't age well. Don't do it, ladies. Preserve your memories.)
It does seem a little dated now, but it's still lovely - and wasn't Olivia Hussey simply beautiful! I remember feeling so swept away by the star-crossed lovers ...
This time I remembered with a pang that I'd seen it first time round with my mum, who was considerably younger than I am now - and that 40-odd years have flown by so fast.
To think that I'm middle-aged enough to be shocked that a 15-year-old was ever interviewed on a chat show dragging on a cigarette.