Many of these cuts are common ones in the theatre, such as the second appearance of the chorus and the comic scene of Peter with the musicians. Nevertheless, this attitude of Juliet is seen both in a positive and negative manner. He played around 35% of Shakespeare's script, enhancing the focus on the two central characters and making them more sympathetic, while simplifying their roles to make them less tricky for his young leads to play. This is possibly meant to symbolise the separation of the two characters because they are from rival families. At the same time, she also complains about her own identity—why does she have to be a Capulet.
The director seems to have valued the importance of fidelity while doing the film. Some of Castellani's changes have been criticised as ineffective: interpolated dialogue is often banal, and the Prince's appearances are reimagined as formal hearings: undermining the spontaneity of Benvolio's defence of Romeo's behaviour in the duel scene. In the present day, remixing is more common than ever and there is a conception that there is no such thing as an original idea. There are also jokes relying on word play and audience expectations of where the story should go. Romeo and Juliet has been a starting point for many artists who wish to express love and romance through their artwork, films or music. The scene is also regarded by some as the most famous scene of the play. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins, the original 1957 Broadway production had a very successful run, which spawned the 1961 musical film directed by Robert Wise and Robbins.
If Fellowes ignores the kinds of experimentation and social commentary represented by his immediate predecessors, the actors, and perhaps the unsung director, Carlo Carlei, have recovered fragments from the original play and given them new wholeness. Therefore to determine which Zeffirelli also used close shots to hold and emphasise the moment. Unfortunately, there existed much bad. The balcony scene transpires on the fire escape of a tenement building. Borrowing cues from the spaghetti western genre, Luhrmann speeds up and slows down the action to squeeze every drop of tension from the scene. Romeo was a sensitive, naive pacifist and Juliet strong, wise for a fourteen-year-old.
Several scenes are interpolated, including three sequences featuring Friar John in Mantua. Here we see a stand off between Tybalt and Benvolio who draw guns instead of swords in this modernised setting of the gas station. Leonard Whiting Romeo and Olivia Hussey Juliet were perfecta actors for their roles. He calls off the wedding and lets the truth out. As William and Viola's romance grows in intensity, they find that fate keeps them apart. Therefore, the form itself reflects an era in film-making.
Each adaptation is unique in its own rights and provides various new ways to interpret a classic text or idea. This is also the exact reason why I find some parts of the play hard to understand. Often when love is the focus in the film, there is a presence of water. Although no matter what Juliet should be…. It is his him who catches sight of her first.
Each adaption of Romeo and Juliet changes in order to remain relevant with the values and beliefs of each society. The film nevertheless received four nominations. They both capture the moments between the two star-crossed lovers of enemy houses quite well. Hate was given life by the rivalry of the Capulet and Montague families. The feud between the Montagues and Capulets is recreated in the rivalry between teenage street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Costumes also play a vital part in the keeping truthful to the original text.
Moreover, she regards life as unfair. This adaptation is highly relatable to children, simply because of its creation in the medium of animation, and to adults who can appreciate the clever references and developments made throughout the span of the film. Am I being too dismissive of the source text here? Arguably one of his most recognisable plays, it has been performed and adapted thousands of times into films, theatre, and music, and continues to have a major impact on society today. She barely considers the implications of her decision. However, Folger Theatre has cleared this divide with fervor.
The play was first heard on film in , in which recited the balcony scene opposite Norma Shearer as Juliet, who would later play the same role in George Cukor's feature version. Swordfights became shootouts; Verona turned into Verona Beach; and Romeo attended the masquerade ball high on ecstasy. Using the last scene of the film, compare or contrast its presentation to the text of the play. The mood conjured in the scene is one of celebration with time appropriate music being played in the background. In his film version there are few traces of lyricism. The film also references Romeo and Juliet in the masquerade ball, balcony, and bedroom scenes. One of the main things to recognise about adaptions is that, adapting a media text is not necessarily down grading the quality of the original work.