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  • Analysis Of Baz Luhrmann

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    Baz Luhrmann Essay By Warwick Taylor Baz Luhrmann’s directional style is not about naturalism. Rather, Luhrmann uses his cinematic language, storytelling techniques and his belief in a theatrical cinema to assure viewers that they are indeed watching a movie. In this essay I will tackle some aspects of his movies in his red curtain trilogy, namely ‘Strictly ballroom’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’ that indeed prove my topic statement. The setting of the movies is a clear indicator

  • Luhrmann 's Moulin Rouge !

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    characteristics of Luhrmann’s signature genre, ‘Red Curtain Cinema’, to the audience of the film. The term, coined by the director himself, is distinguished by films that follow a simple, recognisable narrative set in a world of ‘heightened reality’: Luhrmann describes the central parameters as a “simple, even naïve story based on a primary myth…set in a heightened interpretation of a world that is at once familiar yet distant and exotic”. The use of music, set, costumes, as well as more technical features

  • The Cinematic Language Of Baz Luhrmann

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    42/60  70%  B Baz Luhrmann essay-topic 1 by Hayley Bue Baz Luhrmann’s use of cinematic language becomes more advanced through each film as technology develops and the audience becomes more modern, demanding better produced films. His story telling techniques become more and more complex to enable the audience to feel as if they are participating in the film. His first two films (Strictly Ballroom and Romeo and Juliet) are definitely not naturalistic as everything about the films is overdone

  • Baz Luhrmann In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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    Baz Luhrmanns contribution to the art of film, brings about a flamboyant and revitalizing side to the industry. Through the use of cinematic language, his story telling techniques and belief in the theatrical cinema come to life. Baz Luhrmann has a very distinctive directing approach with particular techniques that define his style. He presents his films as if he were telling a story, which he invites you into. His stories are simple and he tends to give away the ending at the beginning

  • Luhrmann Scene

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    I think the Luhrmann scene was the most effective one because it had more subtle details, better characters, and was more realistic to the script. Firstly, Luhrmann’s scene had little details such as Mercutio wearing white to show his innocence in the whole ordeal, the Capulets wearing leather to symbolize their violence and tough personalities, and the Montagues wearing hawaiian shirts to show that they were laid back and carefree. The weather and music also matched the mood of the scene, for

  • Who Is Luhrmann Or Zeffirelli

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    Luhrmann or Zeffirelli The story of Romeo and Juliet is a romance that has weathered the test of time, with many different renderings and views of it. In class we saw two different retellings of this classic story. With many differences and similarities both movies shared a new perspective on this tale. After much deliberation I believe that Luhrmann did a better job bring this romance to life. His version of the story was more understandable, and got through to the watchers. Luhrmann's

  • Luhrmann The Great Gatsby

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    It’s the newness that Luhrmann seems to bring to his movies, most notably Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet, that grabs the attention most immediately. In calibrating our expectations for Gatsby, it’s interesting to look at the last classic work he adapted, the 1996 Leo DiCaprio/Claire Danes feature based on the Shakespearean play. A lot of adaptations of Shakespeare’s work try to do what Luhrmann does, reimagining the story in a contemporary setting, and they’re met with varying degrees of success

  • Who Is Baz Luhrmann

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    FILMIC TECHNIQUES Baz luhrmann has created these films in such a way that they are so alike in putting out the same message .. He displays his films like he were telling a story, which he invites you into. His stories are very simple and he also tends to give away the ending at the beginning of the film, which makes you want to carry on wachting to see the end . All of Baz Luhrmanns films are set in closed, confined, isolated little worlds. Romeo and Juliet starts with a news flash on a television

  • Baz Luhrmann

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    Baz Luhrmann's rendition of Romeo and Juliet was not a successful adaptation because of the distinctly different details like the unrealistic change in technologies, change in plot as well as the incorrect and somewhat confusing wording. Originally the book or play Romeo and Juliet was written to be set in about the 1500s in Verona, this is a more modern version so they have cars, television, helicopters, guns, ect. This causes the entire situation to be more dramatic but less realistic since with

  • Romeo and Juliet, Baz Luhrmann

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    I believe that Baz Luhrmann has created a very effective prologue and version of Act 1 Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, using visual images and landmarks along with the language to aid the audience in understanding the story. Using the media throughout, Luhrmann makes the situations easier for the audience to grasp, and in turn, relate to. The film begins with the camera zooming in on a television. The prologue is spoken by a black female news reporter. Using a coloured female reporter