Comparing Movie Versions of Romeo and Juliet Being faced with Baz Luhrmann’s version of Romeo and Juliet is, to be honest, a little disappointing. At first glance the film looks very promising – a classic love story, great actors and a modern twist. But unfortunately, it just doesn’t work. The opening scene of the film hardly grabs your attention, with a very dull scene in which a newsreader reads out Shakespeare’s original prologue but attempts to make it sound like a news-article.
Visual Style and Western Theme of Shane By analysing Shane' (1953) in conjunction with its visual style and western themes, it will clearly show what aspects of western culture are apparent in the film. By looking at the visual style, this will show how the mise-en-scene informs the audience that Shane' is placed in the western genre. Firstly I will analyse the western themes that are visible in Shane'. The whole narrative of Shane' is the struggle of the homesteaders against the ranchers
ordeal for Western audiences, Indians embrace the industry and are very proud of their cinema heritage. Indians would argue that it is the distinct differences in Bollywood filmmaking that sets India apart from the Western world. It is the desire to separate themselves from Western culture that makes the Bollywood film industry so successful and accounts for India’s obsession with film. However, while film is a major part of Indian society, cinema does have its origins in the Western world. Salman
the exceedingly far right side that is hip hop music. Western Country music usually gets linked with an image of a redneck, relaxing on a porch, and having a beer with the tune of a banjo playing in the background. Hip hop music on the other hand is usually linked with a large black male holding onto a semi-automatic pistol, with staunch and ghetto all combined into one. Hip hop music and western country music may be seemingly opposite genres of music and yet they are all actuality quite similar
Ugly Western films are the major defining genre of the American film industry, a eulogy to the early days of the expansive American frontier. They are one of the oldest, most enduring and flexible genres and one of the most characteristically American genres in their mythic origins - they focus on the West - in North America. Western films have also been called the horse opera, the oater (quickly-made, short western films which became as common place as oats for horses), or the cowboy picture
The Use of Different Genres in Thelma and Louise and Pulp Fiction The term ‘genre’ is used for classifying media texts into groups that have similar characteristics. In Thelma and Louise and Pulp Fiction, a mixture of genres was used in these films. This is known as hybrid genre. In Thelma and Louise, the following genres were used throughout the film: chick-flick, drama, comedy, musical, action, police chase, western and romance. In Pulp Fiction, the following genres were used throughout
Genre Theory and John Ford's Stagecoach The analytic theory posited by Robert Warshow in his essay "The Westerner", itemizes the elements necessary for a film to belong to the genre of the "western". Most contentiously, he mandates that the narrative focus upon the individual hero's plight to assert his identity, and diminishes the importance of secondary characters and issues, or any tendency toward "social drama." (431) He states that it is subtle variations that make successive instances
Baz Luhman and a More Accessible Romeo and Juliet to a Modern Teenage Audience Romeo and Juliet was written during the fifteenth century and the language and style is Elizabethan. Today the language is seen as incomprehensible to a young audience. This can cause many problems because Shakespearean texts are compulsory for students to study during their education. Usual responses to Romeo and Juliet are very negative as teenagers find the story inaccessible. However the essential storyline
quality, moody, and dramatic night shots. By dawn, the camera captures the magnificent desert landscape that seems tailored made for Ford’s romantic action western film. Enhanced by the musical direction by Alfred Newman and music score by Cyril Mockridge and (uncredited) David Buttolph blends well into each scene. Ford “worked in many genres over a long career and he won six Oscars - including two that he won for his World War II documentary work - but he is best
with Raymond Williams--a leading light of the New Left. For ten years or so he rejected M... ... middle of paper ... ...ain latent motives which could not otherwise be expressed, particularly urges toward aggression and violence. As well, the Western serves to the function of articulating and reaffirming primary cultural values, i.e., progress and individualism, by reenacting the triumph of civilized order over savage wilderness. Works Cited Barthes, Roland. 1977. "Rhetoric of the Image"