A message fails to reach Romeo saying that Juliet is in an induced coma and not dead, as he later believes.
In the end everyone pays a heavy price for an 'ancient grudge'.
Her Juliet is young, yearning and genuinely moving, as close to a star-making performance as it is possible to get.
Shakespeare's name fills up the title, but this is clearly Luhrmann's vision and it's a genuinely inventive one.
As the MTV-style editing kicks into gear, Baz Luhrmann takes the audience on a unique ride through one of the Bard's best-known texts, illuminating the story, occasionally subjugating the language but always delivering a vision that is bold, brassy, hugely inventive and accessible and, in a strange way, just right.
The TV crackles into life and Shakespeare's introduction to Romeo And Juliet is recited as a modern day news broadcast.
"Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is a story of two people who want to be in love so badly, they're willing to change themselves for their love," she recently told i Heart Radio.
"They let the real versions of themselves die." The way she's been promoting the album is equally dramatic, going all out with Shakespeare symbolism and leaving clues for eagle-eyed fans (like me) to find. Here's everything you could ever want to know about Halsey's ongoing connection to Romeo and Juliet.
espite an ancient grudge between their powerful families.
And, James answered her with Lionel Richie's own "Hello," which turned into a romantic duet.