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    Juliet by Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann Both openings of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann show similarities and contrasts. Although both versions are faithful to the text as the words spoken by the voiceover in the Prologue are the same, the methods of presentation are clearly different. Zeffirelli places the film in the 17th century and takes a more traditional approach. By using a white middle aged male for the voiceover, Zeffirelli is just

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    Interpretation of the Balcony Scene by Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli of William Shakespreare's Romeo and Juliet “Romeo and Juliet” is a famous love story written by William Shakespeare. Two interpretations were made of this text into a film by the two directors, Baz Luhrmann (1996) and Franco Zeffirelli (1968). The films use different types of media to portray the characters and the overall context of Shakespeare’s play. I will be focusing on Act two Scene ii (the balcony

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    The name of the movie is Romeo and Juliet. The director was Franco Zeffirelli. The film studio or distributor was Paramount Pictures. The film was released in 1968. The main characters were Romeo who was played by Leonard Whiting and Juliet who was played by Olivia Hussey. Other characters where Juliet's Nurse who was played by Pat Heywood and Mercutio who was played by John McEnery and also Tybalt who was played by Michael York. William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet won the

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    by William Shakespeare. The written work of Hamlet and the movie directed by Franco Zeffirelli have many similar scenes. Act I Scene V is one of the most important

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    famous plays, “Hamlet”, Franco Zeffirelli directed a film inspired my William Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet”, and also titled his work “Hamlet”. It would make sense that there would be different kinds of adaptations to the works of Shakespeare considering his fame. He is one of the most influential people in regards to the English language, so it is logical that Franco Zeffirelli saw potential in creating a movie about “Hamlet”. William Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet” and Franco Zeffirelli’s “Hamlet” have

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    as the play progresses, one would realize that the platonic love of those around Romeo and Juliet, though no one can be at fault, is what actually leads the lovers to their ends. In Franco Zeffirelli’s movie rendition of the play, this underlying love is revealed as well and is shown evidently. Therefore, Zeffirelli manages to portray this love clearly, allowing the

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    production of Act 2 Scene 2, the balcony scene. One of the productions is by Franco Zeffirelli and the other by Baz Luhrmann. In my opinion, the production that was the most

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    2017 Balcony Scene Argument In the different film adaptations of Romeo and Juliet, Franco Zefirelli best conveys an emotional impact through the set design, blocking, and other theatrical elements. Zefirelli also chooses to have the film in the fourteenth century so that Shakespeare’s diction is comprehensible. From this, Zeffirelli adaptation is best conveys the romantic impact Shakespeare intends to emphasize. Franco Zefirelli best conveys an emotional impact through set design. Zefirelli uses the

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    Olivia Hussey as Juliet and Leonard Whiting as Romeo, the movie released in 1968 was directed by Franco Zeffirelli; Baz Luhrmann directed his own interpretation less than thirty years later, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet. Both versions of the play had very diverse screenplays, but both movies were able to keep the original storyline of Shakespeare's original play. Franco Zeffirelli's version is more true to the original play and it is capable of capturing the essential

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    enhances the play even more. Though all three films were great, the most exceptional film of the three is the version by Franco Zeffirelli. The reason why this film is better than the others is because Hamlet’s character is more compelling, Freudian theory makes the play more interesting, and because the small details in the movie make the play better. To begin, Hamlet’s character in Franco Zeffirelli’s film is more interesting than the other three films watched because Hamlet’s character is more insane

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