Franco Zeffirelli's Film Romeo and Juliet Essay

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The classic tale of Romeo and Juliet is a play from a famous writer and poet that died long a ago, Willaim Shakespear. He wrote lots of famous plays and poems that we still use at this time. But the popular one is romeo and juliet, it's been directed by two different directors. The first one was directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968 this film is set in the 1800 they use the same costume and dialogue as in the 1500. On the other hand the Baz luhrmann production is a 1996 american urban film, it's a modern and violent but at same it's a romantic and tragedy. The film is aimed at young audience where as the zeffirelli verison is aimed at adults, but the dialogue they use is the same.

The opening of the Baz luhrmann productions Romeo and
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The shakespeare's play was designed to adapt to any audience altough Baz luhrmann's film appealed young viewers, because the film has altered the shakespeares play to making it more modern and action packed. The film was set in a fictional city located in maimi in 1996, verona beach is the centre of a warfare against two wealth and powerful families. However Franco zeffirelli's form of shakespeare's play is more bitter and mature and has a powerful allure towards an adult. Zeffirelli's cinematic play of Romeo and Juliet is set in old italy back in the 1800s, zeffirelli decided to stick with shakespears original play altough there were some difference between the play and film they were still based on the same story/tale. Because zeffirelli used the same techology (in movie) as they used in shakespeare's times, this was one of the things that maked the film similar to the play. The shots that luhrmann has used, has higher quality because of the advanced techology. Firstly, the film starts with a television in the centre and the camera zooming in as a newsreader reads the prologue, which makes the the prologue more interesting and want to find out more. On the other hand the
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