Direct Two Film Versions of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Having watched two different film adaptations of 'Romeo and Juliet', it is clear to see that the two directors, Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli, have used a number of different techniques, quite differently at times, to put across their particular interpretations of the play. These methods and different interpretations are very obvious if you should study the same scene as portrayed in each film. We looked
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Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet was highly successful. The film sold millions at the box office and was well received by critics such as Paul Matthews who said that Romeo and Juliet was a, "radical invention of a classic text". Although the film was released to late in the year to receive any awards, "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" was and always will be considered a classic. The reason for the film's success was because the film was made accessible to young people in a way that
Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Baz Luhrman made a film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet’s film adaptation was intended for teenagers and old target audiences because teenagers are interested in seeing Leonardo Di Caprio act as Romeo and because they fantasize in having that sort of relationship that Romeo and Juliet have. Adult audiences would watch the film as a memory of the story in a film and additionally because they like Shakespeare.
creation of the film Romeo and Juliet has shown that today’s audience can still understand and appreciate William Shakespeare. Typically, when a modern audience think of Shakespeare, they immediately think it will be boring, yet Lurhmann successfully rejuvenates Romeo and Juliet. In his film production he uses a number of different cinematic techniques, costumes and a formidably enjoyable soundtrack; yet changes not one word from Shakespeare’s original play, thus making it appeal to a modern audience.
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How effective is Luhrmann's film ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as a modern-day appropriation of Shakespeare’s play? Intro: Good morning/Good Afternoon William Shakespeare, is the most famous playwright of the English language as he successfully conveys many universal themes, in his 16th century tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, appealing to the audience during the time which it was produced. Hence it raises the question of how effective would Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film be at appealing to a 20th century audience? Luhrmann’s
today I will be discussing the effectiveness of Luhrmann's film version of Romeo and Juliet as a modern appropriation of Shakespeare's original play . Romeo and Juliet has made a very effective and successful modern appropriation of the Intro - Luhrmann’s 1996 film version original shakespearian play. Luhrmann uses the very popular key form of film to help make a modern appropriation of Romeo and Juliet as well as using many different film techniques such as diegetic and nondiegetic sound,camera