Baz Lurhmann Essays

  • Baz Lurhmann Essay

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    Mohau Manamela English essay fourth genre 12.1 “the evolution of Baz Lurhmann as a director” Baz Lurhmann is an Australian film director, screenwriter and producer and is one of the most prominent and successful directors of our time. The born director was raised by both this mother, ballroom dance teacher and his father a farmer, who also ran a local cinema. And after a childhood training in ballroom dance, the young man unsurprisingly graduated enrolled and graduated at the prestigious national

  • The Red Curtain Trilogy by Baz Lurhmann

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    The Red Curtain Trilogy by Baz Lurhmann On The Red Curtain Trilogy, which were all directed by Baz Lurhmann, all of the films began with red curtains opening up like in a theatre to 'reveal' the film. In 'Strictly Ballroom' the scene opens with silhouettes of the main characters dancing, waiting for a performance to start (?) then walking excitedly onto screen which starts the movie. For 'Romeo & Juliet' the opening shot is a lot more fast and furious. The film begins with a plain black

  • Drama and Excitement in the Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet by Baz Lurhmann

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    Drama and Excitement in the Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet by Baz Lurhmann Romeo and Juliet is directed by Baz Lurhmann and was produced in 1997 .In the opening scene of the film is set in a petrol station . The Montague boys and the Capulet boys happen to meet each other and a quarrel ensues and this leads to a big gun battle accompanied by western music that adds humour to the scene. The techniques the Luhrmann uses are lighting ,camera angles , setting and different aspects of mis

  • Directing William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    it into a unique version of their own; unique in the sense that they changed the tragedy by taking out lines, conversation or even entire scenes to better suit that particular director’s needs. In a more extreme version of the play, directed by Baz Lurhmann, some of the weapons such as swords were replaced by modern day guns, but despite this he still managed to keep it all in context by cleverly placing words, or using other satire. With this paper I hope to produce my own unique version of the play

  • Techniques Used by Baz Lurhmann in the film Romeo and Juliet

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    Techniques Used by Baz Lurhmann in the film Romeo and Juliet In the film "Romeo and Juliet" Baz Lurhmann uses a number of techniques in order to make the prologue more accessible for a modern audience. This is done very effectively and it makes the themes easier for a contemporary audience to understand. The main themes in this film are love, religion, rivalry, violence and justice and throughout the prologue we can see many images that symbolize these themes. For example the statue of Christ

  • The Opening of Baz Lurhmann's Film Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet

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    The Opening of Baz Lurhmann's Film Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet In 1997, Baz Lurhmann adapted a modern stylish version of ‘ Romeo and Juliet’ which was originally made in the 16th century. Using certain techniques, Baz Lurhmann has made this modified version thrilling and unforgettable. Throughout this essay I will analyse the different techniques Baz Lurhman has used to make this film adaptation effective. Set in Los Angeles, there are two rivals, the Montague’s and the Capulates.

  • Baz Luhrmann's Modern Version Of Romeo and Juliet

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    Baz Lurhmann’s creation of the film Romeo and Juliet has shown that today’s audience can still understand and appreciate William Shakespeare. Typically, when a modern audience think of Shakespeare, they immediately think it will be boring, yet Lurhmann successfully rejuvenates Romeo and Juliet. In his film production he uses a number of different cinematic techniques, costumes and a formidably enjoyable soundtrack; yet changes not one word from Shakespeare’s original play, thus making it appeal to

  • The Effectiveness of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet

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    The Effectiveness of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet Baz Lurhmann's modern version of Romeo and Juliet is very effective because it relates to a younger audience which makes it more appealing to watch. The audience can tell it is more modern e.g. there are cars, skyscrapers, guns, televisions and music. The characters clothes tell the audience that this film is modern. At the start of the film it shows a television against a black background. This immediately tells the viewers that it is

  • An Analysis of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet

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    An Analysis of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet did not get a warm reception from the literary and film critics of today. Many feel that he cut out too much of the words which lessened the character development and original connotation that Shakespeare intended. Even worse, he compromised Shakespeare’s integrity by giving in to the demands of the American teen pop culture. These critics have a point. Luhrmann takes out anything that does

  • Baz Luhrmann Essay

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    Mark Anthony Luhrmann, most commonly known as ‘Baz Luhrmann’, born in Sydney on September 17, 1962, is an Australia director who is highly credited as one of the greatest and easily depicted actors of Australia. This is shown through the direct use of camera angles, bright distinct colour and fast-paced editing which allows the audience to interpret the film as one directed by Luhrmann. In particular, Luhrmann directed the 1996 re-enactment of Shakespeare’s original ‘Romeo and Juliet’, set in Verona

  • Romeo And Juliet Speech With Relevant Texts

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    reinforced by zefereli’s appropriation if the original text, he stays true to the text by setting it in the renaissance period and using the Elizabethan language he separates the to families by using elaborate costuming. However the violence presented in Baz Lermann’s Romeo and Juliet is vastly different as in the original it portrays tragedy and doom but Lurmann creates an element of humour drawn from common stereotypes of the race of the actors he chose to portray each character, for example in the near

  • Comparing Love in To Dance with the White dog and Moulin Rouge

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    Comparing Love in To Dance with the White dog and Moulin Rouge In the novel, To Dance with the White dog, Terry Kay crafts a love story about Sam Peek and his wife Cora, that seems to extend beyond the grave in the form of a white dog.  At the same time, the film Moulin Rouge is a fast paced, tensely dramatic, love triangle between Christian, the poor writer, Satine, the courtesan that everyone fancies, and the Duke, who has the money to transform the Moulin Rouge into a theatre with real

  • Comparing Baz Luhrman and Zefferelli's Directing styles of Romeo and Juliet

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    Comparing Baz Luhrman and Zefferelli's Directing styles of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in 1598, and since this time the play has been modified to suit many different directors styles and their interpretations of Shakespeares work. In the different versions of Romeo and Juliet that we saw there were 4 main contexts for us the viewer. The first context is n 1998 Baz Luhrman produced the film to appeal to a modern audience, but Zeferelli made his version of Romeo and

  • Moulin Rouge Film Analysis

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    Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge is a timeless, captivating film that incorporates great cinematography and a daring endeavor by Luhrmann to reinvent a musical. Moulin Rouge is about the night club in Paris called The Moulin Rouge, and the journey of a young writer who falls in the love with the star dancer and finds himself caught up in a love triangle. Baz Luhrmann uses different techniques to convey images to his audience. An example of this is mise-en-scene, cinematography, and editing to draw the

  • Cinematic Techniques in Strictly Ballroom

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    Extended Film Response How the film techniques used by Baz Luhrman to influence the portrayal and development of characters in the film Strictly Ballroom? In the film Strictly Ballroom, the director Baz Luhrman uses many different film techniques to influence the portrayal and development of characters. Costume and makeup is used as a vital technique to show the audience the characters’ personalities and also the development of some characters. Camera angles and lighting is another technique

  • Australia, by Baz Luhrmann

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    film by Baz Luhrmann “Australia”, I cannot but mention the importance of the film-form of it. This epic historical film "Autralia" combines the genres of drama, war, westerns and adventure. The film has such a beautiful attraction, thanks to the magnificent landscapes of Australia, against which events unfold, as well as by the desire to win the director's success with the audience. The film raises important and difficult questions of brutal racial policies of Australian governments. Baz Luhrmann

  • Baz Luhrman´s Version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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    Baz Luhrman´s Version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet One of the characteristics of Elizabethan and also Jacobean drama is the low number of stage directions and the lack of details they contain. As a logical consequence theatrical representations or film versions of these ages may allow an important quantity of freedom in the performance. In other instances stage directions and other important theatrical elements are consciously left aside in order to create totally different visions of the

  • Analysis Of Baz Luhrmann's Adaptation Of The Great Gatsby

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    The green light scene in the Baz Luhrmann 's adaptation of The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann is well known for his dazzling sense of style, and his work is easily recognizable by it’s unique atmosphere. The greatest examples of his movies are Moulin Rouge (2001), Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo + Juliet (1996). All these movies fall under particular style of filmmaking, and no surprise, Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby also falls under that category. Luhrmann’s style can be described as provocative

  • Compare And Contrast Romeo And Juliet 1968 And 1968

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    is a play about two adolescents—Romeo and Juliet from two hostile families fall in love with each other. This prohibited love ultimately turns into a romantic tragedy, in which they commit suicide for each other. Both Franco Zeffirelli’s (1968) and Baz Lurhmann’s (1996) versions retained the dialogues written by William Shakespeare in their movies. However, these two movies are directed in their own unique ways, which have several distinctive differences. One major and the most notable difference

  • Baz Luhrmann Strictly Ballroom Essay

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    “Strictly Ballroom” is a unique film created by Australian, Baz Luhrmann to comedically represent competitive ballroom dancing. The film Strictly Ballroom was directed and co-written by Baz Luhrmann, screenplay was written with the help of Craig Pearce and Andrew Bevel. This film was Baz Lohmann’s debut movie after finding success in theatre. Strictly Ballroom was set in Sydney, during the early 90s. Consequently, there are many diverse aspects to this film however, one that stands out is the theme