They are all different by acting and context, but they are all about the same thing.
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. A brave opening for a movie. But this is a brave movie. The TV crackles into life and Shakespeare's introduction to Romeo And Juliet is recited as a modern day news broadcast.
As the MTV-style editing kicks into gear, Baz Luhrmann takes the audience on a unique ride through one of the Bard's best-known texts, illuminating the story, occasionally subjugating the language but always delivering a vision that is bold, brassy, hugely inventive and accessible and, in a strange way, just right.
It was big a leap from an antipodean dance hall with sequins to Shakespeare with guns, but one he appears more than accomplished enough to turn into something special. Just as West Side Story appropriated the source material to make the tale of young, tragic love contemporary in the early 60s, Luhrmann has contextualised the original text in the modern visual idiom.
In short, Verona becomes Verona Beach, dude, and while a rapier is still a weapon, it's now the brand name of a particularly popular handgun. This is a world in which Prince songs have become hymns sung by angelic choirs.
Di Caprio brings his usual instinctive grace and gut-wrenching emotion to Romeo, a teenager beset by a first love doomed by a war between families, the Montagues and the Capulets, here recast as battling corporate bodies.
Her Juliet is young, yearning and genuinely moving, as close to a star-making performance as it is possible to get. Shakespeare's name fills up the title, but this is clearly Luhrmann's vision and it's a genuinely inventive one.
Yes, at the end of the day you can say that it's just a gimmick designed to sell the Bard to the masses. But a bloody good gimmick all the same.Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet Directions: On a separate sheet of notebook paper answer the following prompts as you watch Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of Romeo and grupobittia.com responses should be thorough and show critical thinking.
ACT 1: 1. List some adjectives to describe how the servants from the Montague household are portrayed. Published: Mon, 5 Dec Baz Luhrmann brings a unique visual style to William Shakespeare’s renaissance tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”.
Set in a modern Verona Beach, Luhrmann sets the assertive and trendy tone of his adaptation within a decaying Miami City.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (often shortened to Romeo + Juliet) is a American romantic crime film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann, co-produced by Gabriella Martinelli, and co-written by Craig Pearce.
A Film Review of the Opening Sequences of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet - A Film Review of the Opening Sequences of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet Baz Luhrmann's film "Romeo and Juliet" is a modern version of William Shakespeare's famous play.
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