A groundbreaking film, in that it was the first to have teenagers cast in the title roles beautifully shot in italy, its use of language and imagery captures the essence of the original work however, the soundtrack is a little cheesy, and the movie features some wacky costume designs a highly. In the zeffirelli version it is the greens vs red and yellows and in the luhrmann version it is the sleek, blacks vs the colourful and very scruffy these two pictures show the differences of how both directors portray the different characters. Plays term papers (paper 5973) on romeo and juliet - zeffirelli vs luhrmann: romeo and juliet, one of the best love stories of all time, was written by the world famous author shakespeare, in the early 1600s. Romeo and juliet - zeffirelli and luhrmann the two main film interpretations of shakespeare's romeo and juliet are zeffirelli's, made in 1968, and luhrmann's, made in 1997 although they use the same original script written by shakespeare, these two films are very different. Franco zeffirelli's 1968 movie version of romeo and juliet is back on re-release high-minded and lively, with heartbreakingly beautiful actors on show, and all shot in a kind of honeycomb.
I will be comparing this scene as depicted in the opening sequences of two film versions : franco zeffirelli 's film released in 1968 and set in the italian renaissance and baz luhrmann's contemporary version, released in 1996 and set in the late 20 th century, noting how each director interprets the text differently. In 1996, baz luhrmann brought william shakespeare's timeless dramatic tragedy to teen audiences with his hit film romeo + julietin the dizzying postmodern world of verona beach, the warring teen gangs are matched in ferocity only by their rival parents' business conglomerates, the capulets and montagues. Baz luhrmann's romeo + juliet is a better movie adaption of the play, romeo and juliet, as it not only follows the important aspects of the play, but adds scenes that are meaningful and suitable to the play.
Romeo + juliet forms the centrepiece of baz luhrmann's red curtain trilogy, bracketed by strictly ballroom and moulin rouge respectively each weaves a simple story about love around. In franco zeffirelli's 1968 version of romeo and juliet, is a traditional adaptation of shakespeare's original romeo and juliet, with some variations baz luhrmann directed the 1996 version, also known as the mtv romeo † juliet. Franco zeffirelli and baz luhrmann both had their own version of the tragic love story of the two star-crossed lovers from the two feuding families: the montagues (romeo's family) and the capulets (juliet's family. Baz luhrmann's kaleidoscopic film adaptation of romeo and juliet, while often leaving much to be desired from the two main actors in the way of delivery, presents a fascinating modern interpretation of the 16th century drama david ansen, film critic, describes it as alternately enrapturing and.
Russell jackson explains that both 'franco zeffirelli (1968) and baz luhrmann (1996) - appealed to a youthful audience by casting young actors as romeo and juliet and presenting the conflict between generations within a contemporary context. Romeo and juliet have no flaws, and aren't old enough to be blamed if they did they die because of the pigheaded quarrel of their families, the montagues and capulets by writing the play, shakespeare began the shaping of modern drama, in which the fates of ordinary people are as crucial as those of the great. To assess baz luhrmann's use of setting in his film, romeo + juliet, we can begin by contrasting the film with the play as it was originally performed in the 16th-century theatre the key difference between the manner in which the film and the play deal with location is that the film is primarily an. Zeffirelli's, if for no other reason than that it is good luhrmann's has it's moments (mercutio and tybalt are fine and i like the use of the pool for the balcony scene), but it is conceptually misguided, and the leads appear not to know what they're doing. Franco zeffirelli's 1968 film more effectively represents shakespeare's play in the sense of dialogue, plot and setting while baz luhrmann's film was heavily adapted to modern times but kept all the scenes in the play.
Both the baz luhrmann and the franco zeffirelli versions of the shakespearian play 'romeo and juliet' have common scenes in the 'balcony' scene (act 2, scene 2), romeo and juliet's accidental union presents an opportunity to quell the raging feud between the montagues and capulets, whilst sharing their emotions of each other. Billing itself as the first picture since franco zeffirelli's 1968 film to return and claire danes did in baz luhrmann's boldly contemporary 1996 update, whose passion and stylistic. Luhrmann's frenetic hodgepodge actually amounts to a witty and sometimes successful experiment, an attempt to reinvent ''romeo and juliet'' in the hyperkinetic vocabulary of post-modern kitsch. William shakespeare's romeo & juliet this is decidedly as much baz luhrmann's romeo and juliet as much and doesn't approach the emotional resonance of franco zeffirelli's. Romeo + juliet (1996) directed by baz luhrmann in the zeffirelli version, juliet is dimly lit in a small room within a church with a few burning candles.
Innocuous, by comparison, seems franco zeffirelli‟s mildly hippiefied romeo and juliet from 1968 (lyons 58) lyons takes a shot at the youth culture of 1996 and luhrmann‟s film all in. Task: compare and contrast the ways in which baz luhrmann and franco zeffirelli present scene 1 of shakespeare's 'romeo and juliet' in this essay, i will be comparing two film versions of the famous william shakespeare play 'romeo and juliet. Shakespeare's romeo and juliet in the movies: comparing franco zeffirelli's (1968) and baz luhrman's (1996) film versions college university of trier (english department trier.
Franco zeffirelli's 1968 adaptation is a traditional take on the play, set in the 15th century renaissance period and filmed entirely in italy with only one other well-known film version of the play, luhrmann's film has become an important alternative to the conventional style of renaissance drama. However, the the interpretation of baz luhrmann seemed more correlated to the play compared to zeffirelli's interpretation for example, when juliet is talking with romeo and he finds her house, it seems more like what the play said it was like. Romeo and juliet: comparison of the 1968 movie, the 1996 movie, and shakespeare's original text romeo and juliet has been a popular story for over 400 years, either by the play written by shakespeare, or a poem written earlier than that.