Luhrmann has chosen to cast a black American female newsreader, contradicting our expectations of a white English cast throughout. In the original Shakespearean text the play opens in Verona town square with the two rival families quarrelling. At this point he has no idea what true love really is, he only thinks he does. Sir Philip Sidney states in his Apology for that poetry should both delight and teach, and both the text and the film serve this purpose well—each suited to the time in which they were presented. Heroes take arduous journeys, confront Mythical creatures, discover lost treasure, and change the nature of the world with their acts of courage and selflessness. Benvolio and Romeo learn of a Capulet party that evening which they decide to gate-crash. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love.
One in Mexico it was decided to film the opening scene in a petrol station, but why? In this essay I will describe the complex character of Mercutio and how he influences the story. One of the things it may symbolism is purity and clarity of thought. There are also shots of police cars, sirens and flashing police lights. Baz Luhrmann uses eye-line matching, still while the camera is tilting from one event to another, to indicate that Romeo is not in his normal state of mind because he is blinking his eyes in a disorientated manner. All of the development was done in Australia, with pre-production in Australia and Canada and post-production in Australia. This is the same for the movement of the jackets, footsteps, spurs on boots and stubbing out of cigars.
Tybalt shows up and further provokes the fight. These are some drastic changes from the traditional Elizabethan wear of the time. You also could see the link between Benvolio and his shirt. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes were the right choice for Romeo and Juliet because of the chemistry seen on screen and they were the right age to be play the role at the time anyway. This essay will outline the differences between the two film-adaptations. It is almost as though Luhrmann wants to set up a traditional presentation of the words so that when his vision appears it is even more explosive. He is neither Montague, nor Capulet.
This is especially the case for the gun Romeo used to kill Tybalt, which has a picture of the Virgin Mary on it. On the other hand, Baz… Words 849 - Pages 4 2015 Romeo and Juliet In Romeo and Juliet , by William Shakespeare, a love never meant to be blossoms and dies in a few, short days. And it would make good money. I would show this in a performance by having Romeo's characteristics as being rather sly, having him act as though he is. Baz Luhrmann 's gleefully cinematic version of the play is so relentlessly inventive and innovative, it takes 20 minutes to get a grasp on how appropriate is his approach to the material.
The audience soon begin to realise that if they were to meet, this could spark of arguments between the two houses which underlines the theme of conflict and family feuds. Want to add some juice to your work? The differences between these two works are distinctly illustrated in Act One, Scene One of the text and its matching film scene. The inclusion of many film genres in Romeo + Juliet reinforces the modern context of the film, making it immediately accessible to its contemporary, young audience. Tybalt uses the opportunity to inflict a deadly wound on Mercutio, who curses both houses before dying. He is very fun loving and has a genuine love for life.
Montagues look at Benvolio is coming. The two versions demonstrate the lack of control that teenagers have over fate and how this often leads to tragic outcomes. Benvolio than picks his gun and runs over cars and shooting at Tybalt. The buildings are identical, and command over the city. The crazy costumes highlight the divide between the two families, this is definitely one of Baz Luhrmann's most iconic films. First Benvolio tries to avoid fights and keep peace between the families. The title appears on screen.
Set in Verona Beach, California, the story revolves around the two main rival families. After this scene there is no hope and fate takes control. The prominence of television throughout the film shows it is the medium of popular culture of today, thus Luhrmann acknowledges that his film is popular culture. He was 21 at the time of filming and Portman was only 14. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby, slated to be released in 2013 and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. An example of one of these actions that influence the play would be that Juliet turned down Paris's marriage proposal because she already wife to Romeo. She refuses and Fulgencio threatens to disown her.
The idea was to find icons that everybody comprehends. A closer reading, however, will also illuminate significant deviations in verse. When he goes in the gas station some girls come out and one of Montague shows off by doing some nasty things. There are common patterns that exist between. After Romeo and Juliet get taken apart from their first meeting. DeCaprio triumphs in this area as well. For a modern audience, the Prologue is much easier to understand when presented in a visual manner.
Bravely but sensibly sticking with the original dialogue, Luhrmann makes the central element of his audacious adaptation visual: as the camera races wildly around, or rests on luminous close-ups and ornate tableaux, the striking sets, costumes, characters, the colours and compositions serve perfectly to evoke the forces of wealth and poverty, love and hate, power and pride, prejudice and superstition that infest the chaotically sprawling post-punk, post-industrial, multi-ethnic world of millennial Verona Mexico City and Vera Cruz, heavily made over. However, his bond with Romeo does make him associated with the Montagues. Therefore, he has not been born into a feud and really has no side. The film was released on November 1, 1996, by to commercial success, and was met with generally positive reviews. Tybalt is dressed as a devil to show his evil and dark nature.