The Effect of Biased Conceptions Being Forced Onto Individuals within Society

1676 WordsFeb 21, 20187 Pages
The Effect of Biased Conceptions Being Forced Onto Individuals Within Society; Represented in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet (1996) Romeo and Juliet, directed by Baz Luhrmann effectively teaches the audience about morality and social acceptance, through the use of camera work, soundscape and mise-en-scene. These three techniques work together to emphasize this teaching by collaborating and synchronising with one another. Romeo and Juliet is in the drama and romance genre , and the severity of the character’s actions clearly makes the film unique and distinctive. This film effectively communicates and teaches us that society often forces biased conceptions onto individuals, through the use of the three named techniques. In one of the introductory scenes of the film, Baz Luhrmann introduces the meeting of Romeo and Juliet at the Capulet’s ball. Luhrmann does this by using a range of camera shots that help illustrate the romance and whimsicality of these scenes. Camera framing is an effective technique Luhrmann uses in this film; to communicate the concept that society does not want individuals to have their own opinions and beliefs. Two shots that are significant include a close up shot that vacillates between Romeo and Juliet. The duration of each shot is just long enough to portray the romance and whimsicality of the scene. This is framed in such a way that shows their innocence and naïveté. This is followed by a mid-shot of Romeo pursuing Juliet at her mansion. The
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