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Romeo and Juliet movie child abuse lawsuit to be thrown out by judge | Film

A California judge has signalled she will throw out a child abuse lawsuit put forward by the two lead actors from the 1968 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.Last December, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, who were teenagers when making Franco Zeffirelli’s Oscar-winning film, accused Paramount of sexual exploitation over a nude scene they allege was insisted upon after being told it wouldn’t take place.This week, Judge Alison Mackenzie has suggested she will side with the studio in a tentative ruling, rejecting the claim…

Judge dismisses Romeo and Juliet teenage nudity case brought by stars of 1968 movie

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeCalifornia judge Alison Mackenzie has signalled she will be dismissing the Romeo and Juliet child abuse lawsuit filed by movie stars Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting.Earlier this year, Hussey and Whiting, who starred in the 1968 feature film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, filed a lawsuit against Paramount, accusing the production company of sexual harassment, fraud, sexual abuse,…

‘Romeo & Juliet’ 1968 Film Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge – The Hollywood Reporter

Paramount won’t have to face a lawsuit accusing the studio of sexual abuse over a nude scene in the 1968 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alison Mackenzie signaled on Thursday that she’ll dismiss the suit, finding claims that the movie depicts sexual acts are a “gross mischaracterization” of the scene. She said in a tentative ruling that the claims “arise from protected activity” under the First Amendment. Actors Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, 16 and 17…

Judge tosses suit over ‘Romeo & Juliet’ nude scene

By Andrew Dalton | Associated Press A Los Angeles County judge on Thursday said she will dismiss a lawsuit that the stars of 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet” filed over the film’s nude scene, which they said involved them being subjected to fraud, and sexual abuse and harassment, when they were in their teens. Superior Court Judge Alison Mackenzie ruled in favor of a motion from defendant Paramount Pictures to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Olivia Hussey, who played Juliet at age 15 and is now 72, and Leonard Whiting, who played…

Banel & Adama review – Senegalese village love story with echoes of Romeo and Juliet | Cannes 2023

Franco-Senegalese director Ramata-Toulaye Sy makes an accomplished feature debut in the Cannes competition – the only first-timer on the list – and while it is flawed, this film finds an assured place in the quietist tradition of African cinema with beautiful images and strong moments, and with relevant things to say about community, a woman’s place and the climate crisis.Banel (Khady Mane) and Adama (Mamadou Diallo) are two young people in a Senegalese village who appear to be very much in love: dreamily, moonily,…

New 3D Scans Show the Titanic in All Its Sunken Glory

The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sunk to the bottom of the Northern Atlantic Ocean in April 1912, killing more than 1,500 passengers and crew. Now, researchers have gotten an unprecedented look at the entire ship on the seafloor, by creating a digital scan of the wreck from hundreds of thousands of photos.Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard Nerd Out About Jurassic Park's Returning HeroesThe BBC reportsthat deep-sea mapping company Magellan Limited carried out the fieldwork in the summer of 2022

What to do this weekend: LGBTQ Romeo & Juliet at Segerstrom

Beyoncé’s ”Renaissance” world tour begins Wednesday. I am still not mentally prepared for this experience so I’ll have to avoid all TikTok videos of the monumental tour until she makes it to L.A. Wish me luck. I’m Steven Vargas, your L.A. Goes Out host, and here are the top events for this coming weekend recommended by the crew (sign up here for the newsletter):Weekly Countdown “It’s time to represent true love in a way that feels authentic and modern,” choreographer Benjamin Millepied said about “Romeo…

New Clip for Apple TV+ Sci-Fi Show

Image: Apple TV+Adaptations of popular books are all the rage these days, and Apple TV+’s newest entry into that space is the upcoming series Silo. It still feels like the show is flying under the radar, but Apple TV’s recently begun to show more of the dystopian show ahead of its release in May, and that includes releasing a new clip to draw interested viewers in.Silo Episode 1 Clip: This could be the keySilo Episode 1 Clip: This could be the keyLike the books they’re based on, the Silo show is set in a post-apocalypse

Searching for Juliet by Sophie Duncan review – the many faces of a heroine | Books

Sophie Duncan did not call her book Looking for Juliet, possibly because that was the name of a Pirelli calendar featuring film stars posed as exquisite, death-obsessed goths. This is just one of the artefacts Duncan, a fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford, analyses in her invigorating cultural investigation of Shakespeare’s heroine, reaching back to his source texts, forward to Taylor Swift’s song Love Story, and beyond.Juliet enacts a “stunning rebellion against a society that deems her the property of her parents” when…

Love and the Brain: The Animal Matchmaker and the Panda Romeo and Juliet

Shayla Love: What you’re hearing are the sounds of two pandas in love.  Meghan Martin: She kept going to his side of the pen—and just, you know, calling to him and checking in on him. And just felt like one of those very unfortunate, like, Romeo and Juliet–type stories or something.  Love: Love takes up a lot of human attention. We write movies, books and music about it. We talk endlessly to our friends about dating and our partners. But how big of a role does love play in the lives of our nonhuman animal…