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  • Comparing the Openings of the Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet by Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann

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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

  • Interpretation of the Balcony Scene by Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli of William Shakespreare's Romeo and Juliet

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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

  • Comparing Zeffirelli and Luhrmann's Versions of Romeo and Juliet

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    ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with its universal themes… remains uniquely adaptable for any time period,” (Botnick, 2002). Directors Franco Zeffirelli (1968) and Baz Luhrman

  • Act 2 Scene 2 Comparison Of Romeo And Juliet

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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

  • Hamlet, Play and the Movie Essay examples

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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

  • Hamlet Film Analysis

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    while others take greater liberties from the original format. Director Kenneth Branagh’s 1996 production of Hamlet was true to Shakespeare’s work in that the films dialogue was delivered word or word as it is presented in the text. In contrast, Franco Zeffirelli conducted his 1990 production of Hamlet in a much more liberal direction in which lines, scenes and characters were omitted from film. I argue that from the perspective of an individual with moderate knowledge in Shakespearian literature, that

  • Comparing The Opening Shots in Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli's Versions of Romeo and Juliet

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    Comparing The Opening Shots in Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli's Versions of Romeo and Juliet This essay will compare two versions of 'Romeo and Juliet' directed by Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli. In order for me to comment on both versions of 'Romeo and Juliet' I will compare the opening shots, the way the main characters are introduced and the types of music and costumes used in each version. Baz Luhrmann's film takes place in contemporary America. The latest

  • Hamlet Movie Adaptation

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    well-known film directors for these movies are Kenneth Branagh, Franco Zeffirelli and Sir Laurence Olivier. From the above film directors, I will compare and contrast Zeffirelli’s production of Hamlet to the original Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Zeffirelli’s version of Hamlet is one of the sound versions of Hamlet. It was produced and starred Mel Gibson in the late 1900s. Comparing the film version of Hamlet to the play, Zeffirelli has made noticeable changes in the movie including some clothing

  • Comparison of Two Film Versions of Romeo and Juliet Essay

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    Luhrmann’s to Franco Zeffirelli’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet were very distinct and they both appeal to different age group audiences. Franco Zeffirelli’s version was the first film of Romeo and Juliet. It was produced in 1968 and it was quiet typical, exactly what the audience would have expected the film of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to be. Unlike Baz Luhrmann’s version, which was very modern and appealed to a younger audience. Baz Luhrmann’s and Franco Zeffirelli’s

  • William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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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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