Romeo And Juliet 1968 And 1996

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William Shakespeare’s 'Romeo and Juliet', is the most well-known classical piece of sentimental literature in the world. Throughout the years, it has been adapted into films by directors from an extensive range of dialect backgrounds. Among those, Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 version and the modern version directed by Baz Luhrmann in 1996, are both unquestionably the most successful and popular variations. Roger Ebert, quoted Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet stating “The success of the film depends upon Whiting and Miss Hussey…They are magnificent”. The leading actors incorporate Leonard Whiting in the role of Romeo, and Olivia Hussey essentially as Juliet. Peter Travers, quoted Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film version of Romeo and Juliet stating “Amid the clamor from outraged purists and…show more content…
The 1968 adaptation, used reassuring and dignified music to give the viewer a sense of perception and awareness to the rituals that were commonly explored then. Meanwhile the music in the 1996 adaption, was generally western-styled. “What is a Youth" was the first arrangement of lyrics by Nino Rota words by Eugene Walter, for Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 movie. “Kissing You" was a tune by British vocalist Des'ree and composed by Timothy Atack, for Baz Luhrmann's 1996 movie. The props and clothing devoted to both Franco Zeffirelli’s and Baz Luhrmann’s movies, are what sustained the mood for particular scenes. Within the 1968 form, the selection of costumes were exceptionally customary and traditional. However, within the 1996 form the costumes had aroused a sensation of interest to the audiences. For Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film, Romeo and Juliet’s costumes were thoroughly picked and have symbolic implications to them. Romeo wears a knight costume for his “soul of lead”, during which Juliet wears an angel costume implying her innocence and pure
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