Comparing Opening Sequences of Romeo and Juliet In my essay I am going to compare the opening scenes the two versions of Romeo & Juliet. One is by Franco Zeffirelli, which was made in the late 1970’s. The other one is by Baz Luhrmann and was made in 1996. The Zeffirelli version stars Leonardo Whiting as Romeo and Olivia Hussey as Juliet. This version was more authentic and traditional.
Gatsby’s death. Every alteration made was for a reason. Mr. Luhrmann made these changes in order to keep the viewer intrigued in the story. Heightening Mr. Gatsby’s death was a key asset to the movie that strengthened the relationship between the viewer and Mr. Gatsby. Many novels are transformed by Hollywood in order to make a film that appeals to the audience.
In contrast Zeffirelli's filmversion is set in Renaissance times. The sixties was a time when young love was much to the fore with all its rebellion and youth culture. It was filmed in 1968 on location in Verona in Italy where Shakespeare's play was set. The props and clothes belong to the Elizabethan times. Zeffirelli is trying to recreate the setting of Romeo and Juliet as closely as possible to how Shakespeare imagined it.
Opening of Romeo and Juliet and Bend it Like Beckham It is very important that a film has a good opening. As these first few minutes of a movie establishes the first impression and causes the viewers to carry on watching. So, what makes a good opening? The main aim of the opening is to grab the audience's attention (make them want to watch more). The opening should tell us the genre of the film, the setting or location, and it may tell us one of the storylines of the movie to keep the viewers watching and to give the audience a taster of the narrative.
Luhrmann and Zeffirelli are considered to be 'both alike in dignity'; they are both well-known directors of their era. Although well established, their styles fluctuate dramatically. Their many similarities consist of not being afraid to be unconventional. Zeffirelli astonished his mainstream audience by casting two unidentified actors to play the roles Romeo and Juliet: Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting. In a similar vein, Luhrmann aimed his film towards an audience who would not usually be associated with Shakespeare; he cast two famous actors Claire Danes and Leonardo Dicapario, to capture the attention of his new mainstream audience.
Baz Luhrmann’s purpose might have been to attract the younger audience to Shakespeare as the fans of Shakespeare tend to be older. Both movies were excellently produced but I personally prefer Franco Zeffirelli’s version of Romeo and Juliet because it’s exactly what I think Shakespeare would have wanted the film of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to be like. Luhrmann’s version was very well made and much more effort put into it, but the original was still more appealing to a wider audience, because younger people can relate to it and older people can enjoy it because it isn’t like the modern action packed kind of film.
Comparing Romeo and Juliet Films In this essay I intend to compare both the part scenes of Franco Zefferelli and Baz Lurhman movie. Franco’s film was screened in 1970; the actors who play the role of Romeo&Juliet are Leonardo Whiting and Olivia Hussey. Baz’s film was screened in 1997. Leonardo Di Caprio played the role of Romeo and Clare Danes had played the role of Juliet. In this essay I will discuss the differences in both these film that tell the same story written by William Shakespeare.
The pictures are related to the film and are suitable for the target audience. Along the top of the poster are usually the names of the main actors ... ... middle of paper ... ...ailer it leaves you wanting to see more about the film. The trailer gives the idea that you don't need to see the first film because it sound like an all new plot and story line. Many recognisable faces are shown to be in the film such as Wesley Snipes who has been in many good films throughout his career. Just because Wesley Snipes is in the film gives his fans a good enough reason to see the film.
Clark and Wright 247-277 Watts, Cedric. Twayne's New Critical Introductions to Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1991.
The use of films as educational teachings tools has increased in the last few years. This increase is not only being seen in the school system but also by the number of Hollywood movies being produced with historical content. Movies are being used to teach students and the general public about various historical events and although they serve as important learning tools, they should not be used exclusively. The various benefits and consequences of relying on this form of education will be reviewed and analyzed, as well as how these aspects relate to the film Argo (2012) and things to remember when viewing a major motion picture. One of the advantages of using Hollywood films as teaching tools is they are made for general audiences and appeal to the masses.