The Film Much Ado About Nothing and Its Contribution to Understanding of the Play

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The Film Much Ado About Nothing and Its Contribution to Understanding of the Play

The film 'Much Ado About Nothing' is very successful because it makes
Shakespeare's play alive and it makes the play more realistic. In
addition it is a very enjoyable film and helps the audience appreciate
the play much more. It puts across the story clearly and helps us
understand the significance and situation of the story.

To begin with, one of the clearest ways in which the film is
considered to be most outstanding was due to the setting of the film.
The film was expediently set in Tuscany, Italy in the beautiful
countryside, which is suitable since Shakespeare's play is originally
set in Messina, Italy. The
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The film then shows dark sky with lightning and the sound of
thunder. This makes the audience realize that something bad is about
to happen because all these constituents are generally related to
evil. The evil is in the mind of Don John who is seen plotting evil
plans against other people throughout the play.

Another way in which this film contributed to my understanding and
appreciation of the play is the incredible representation of the
characters. The selection of the actresses and actors was done
meticulously in order to accomplish the best possible representations
as we are able to see in various momentous scenes of the play.

In addition the costumes that were chosen also contributed to my
understanding and appreciation of the play, 'Much Ado About Nothing'.
This is because the costumes contributed to the whole faithfulness of
the film by representing the genuine faces of the characters that wear
them. The soldiers such as Benedick and Claudio in the film were
dressed in indistinguishable uniforms of white shirts and blue
trousers, indicating a solid acquaintance of harmony between them. On
the other hand, the ruthless soldiers such as Borachio and Don John
were wearing black trousers. The colour black indicates the evil and
wickedness…