In 1957, Jerome Robbins (concept and choreography), Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), Leonard Bernstein (music), and Arthur Laurents (book) collaborated to develop Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet story in a decidedly American way.
The parallels are striking. It’s about humans at some distant future and on planets not our own. And yet, the themes revolve around the same problems—political consolidation, personal freedom, religion,
“Beautiful, tender, nuanced, lovely, gentle, modest.” These are words critics use to describe Minari. It had an impressive showing at the Oscars, with six nominations, including Best Picture. Audience reaction
Demographers estimate more than 108 billion human beings have inhabited the earth since we became something recognizable as human. That number (actually the number 108,210,121,415) figures largely in this movie,