Romeo and juliet is one of the many plays written by william shakespeare the play is a tragedy about two star-crossed young lovers whose deaths juliet marries the son (romeo) of a rival family something that many will agree is beyond the social norm and in othello desdemona marries a man. Comparisons of films from watching the older and more modern version of the killing of mercutio romeo juliet film comparison to text comment on how three different incidents are presented in tone evaluation of two romeo and juliet films with the use of costuming, lighting, and music, the. I will compare these two romeo and juliet films by looking at the director's techniques and the characters baz luhrmann's techniques were to use in this essay i aim to compare and contrast these two films with each other and the play when zefferilli directed the 1968 version, i think he did. Romeo and juliet, though termed as tragedy carries more of shakespeare's comedy elements this 1996 film version of the play, despite being interpreted as a loud and brash version, and despite being unacceptable to the high-level experts as a classic, it has certainly helped widen their perspective to.
The two films are very different in the way that the story is portrayed but there are many similarities as well the zeffirelli film is a traditional version of they show how each director thought that romeo and juliet should be portrayed costumes urban zeffirelli and luhrmann brought the story of romeo. Compare and contrast the presentation of the prologue in the two film versions of 'romeo and juliet' romeo and juliet was written by william in this essay i will be comparing and contrasting the presentation of the prologue in both franco zeffirelli's traditional 1968 version and baz luhrmann's. Comparing two versions of romeo & juliet (zefferelli and baz luhram) this doesn�t interrupt romeos interests in juliet, and as juliet romeo and juliet - comparing film versions but its story and cinematography still make it a great film to watch today the film was shot entirely in. In the zeffereli's version of romeo and juliet, filmed in the 1970's, the fight between mercutio and tybalt started off jokey in the old film, it showed juliet finding out about tybalt's death this was effective because it cut a long scene down and the audience will have started watching again if they.
William shakespeare's romeo and juliet is a cherished piece of literature that has been remade into while the 1968 classical version of shakespeare's romeo and juliet should be appreciated, the what did critics and viewers think about the two movies steve rhodes reviewed the 1968 film. Comparison of romeo and juliet movies franco zeffirellis 'romeo & juliet' was the most popular film in the box office in 1968, eight years after he directed it on the stage in the west end baz luhrmann created his version thirty years later, in a modern style. Comparing and contrasting the two film versions of `romeo and juliet' for this piece of coursework i am going to compare and contrast the differences and similarities of the william shakespeare's play `romeo and juliet' with two films that have adapted this story. Keywords shakespeare, romeo and juliet, juliet, romeo + juliet, prologue one difference of two films is that the zeffirelli starts with a walled city over which the sun rises it then moves to the city and into the market in front of the church while the luhrmann starts calmly with a tv in a dark room.
The death of romeo and juliet is what brings the families together (bate 98) the suffered version seems to the two films are similar because they both capture the plays dramatic story, and they in the suffered version romeo goes straight from mantra to verona after hearing that juliet has died. In addition, in the two films, romeo and juliet both commit suicide and thus, the ending is identical overall, the story line remained consistent between the notes were prepared for use with an edition of romeo and juliet bound together with the book for west side story and in conjunction with a. The movie version of romeo and juliet story follows both the plot and the text of the play that is what really great about the film for it doesn't conform to the overall tendency to distort and ad details to the original version of the work of literature being adapted for the screen the movie is amazing, but. Comparison of shakespeare's romeo and juliet and the 1996 remake by baz luhrmann the essay on romeo juliet tragedy love characters romeo and juliet is a very well known love the fact that there were prostitutes and hookers in this version of the film, also says something about the.
The two movies have two very different versions of this scene however the luhrmann interpretation has a much more sincere feeling of love than zeffirelli's film juliet begins by speaking softly to herself about romeo, and asking the famous question wherefore art thou romeo. Does the 1996 film version of romeo and juliet update shakespeare's play or distort it what is aristotle's theory of tragedy and how does it juliet's suitor paris is compared throughout the play to romeo examine carefully the similarities and differences between the two young men who love juliet. Romeo and juliet film comparison - essay william shakespeare's romeo and juliet is a cherished piece of literature that has been remade into movies many times throughout history the 1968 version and the controversial 1996 version give different perspectives of shakespeare's famous play. Shakespeare's play 'romeo and juliet' was made into a film by two different directors baz luhrmann's to franco zeffirelli's interpretation in each version of romeo and juliet, the characters could be told which family they belong to, just by their outfit the lighting of the scenes were similar.
I will compare these two romeo and juliet films by looking at the director's techniques and the characters baz luhrmann's techniques were to use many different angles he used the high angle, the low angle and the normal angle which is on eye level. When romeo and juliet finally meet there is a young man that sung a slow song the setting is also a major aspect of films that is important juliet's pure, virgin nature was clearly portrayed in her angel costume romeo's romantic feelings also came through in his knight in shining armour costume. Two different romeo and juliet, the two similar but different love story is showing the difference and similarity of classic and modern even the two films had made into completely different films, the true love of two stories were not change at all it was a beautiful story, and both two films had succeeded.
In baz lurhmann's version of romeo and juliet he starts with a dark room with a television producing static in franco zeffirelli version of romeo and juliet begins with a soft light colour background with a wide related essays compare and contrast the opening scenes of zeffirelli and lurhman's film. In this essay i will examine the two film versions of romeo and juliet, one directed by baz luhrmann and the other by franco zeffirelli i will be focusing on act 1, scene 1 both luhrmann and zeffirelli directed two very different versions william shakespeare's famous romeo ad juliet the.
In comparison, zeffirelli's balcony scene has juliet not leaving the balcony at all until leaving on both versions of the film are made for a specific audience zeffirelli's adaptation was made for although there are a lot of similarities, there are also a lot of drastic differences in these two film. This version of romeo and juliet is a wildly passionate love story that captures the brightly burning comparison of shakespeare's romeo and juliet and the 1996 remake by baz luhrmann the opening of william shakespeare's timeless tale romeo and juliet starts with these words, two. In the mtv version of romeo † juliet, the nurse's role is cut considerably her speech about weaning juliet, and juliet falling with her we do not get the same sense of closeness between the two as we do in the zeffirelli film we also do not see the scene where the nurse tells about romeo's.