You may not remember the lawnmower-racing sequence from William Shakespeare’s four-centuries-old tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Then again, there were no garden gnomes in the original iambic pentameter either, like there are in Disney’s new Gnomeo & Juliet
, directed by Shrek 2
helmer Kelly Asbury. “The fun part was figuring out how to honor this extraordinary, timeless source material while keeping our heroes from the fate we all expect,” Asbury says. As Gnomeo joins the list of the dozens of adaptations of this Shakespeare classic, we remember some of film’s most memorable visits to Verona.