The famous play, Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, has been adapted into two movies. Franco Zeffirelli direct a historical portrayal of the film and Baz Luhrmann tell a original interpretation of the film. Although, the two films were both truly enjoyable, I think that Zeffirellis adaptation of the film was more engaging and captured the consuming emotions of Romeo and Juliet better than Luhrmanns. Zeffirellis version of Romeo and Juliet was portrayed a bright image of Shakespeares original text. Director Zeffirelli went against the regular run of using well-known actors in the lead roles. Nevertheless, the performances of Whiting and Hussey were very(prenominal) believable. The other characters were also outstanding and their personalities were suitable, with the help of historical costumes. In addition, one could smell and taste Zeffirellis recreated atmosphere of the ordinal century, in the city of Verona, Italy. Along with the classic music, traditional dancin g, Shakespearian dialogues, and mood of the century, Zeffirelli matched Shakespeares intent, meaning and original text very well. The film was very intense and one could feel the affection, grief, rage, and saddle sore of each character.
Luhrmans Hollywood remake of Romeo and Juliet was an exciting deepen of original Shakespearean and modern anachronism. Luhrman takes us on a rollercoaster ride of car chases, costume parties, gun fights and love that was bound to fail. The characters were played by famous actors. They were dressed in 20 archetypal century clothes, living on the stunning background of V erona Beach. Luhrmans anachronism of Romeo a! nd Juliet was to imagine the tragic storyline in a modern perspective and how it would fit into the twenty graduation century. Much of the anachronisms were symbolism of Shakespeares original play. For instance, money was replaced by gold, and swords were replaced by guns. Luhrmann and Zeffirelli both loved Shakespeares tragedy and directed films of...If you want to get a full essay, order it on our website: OrderCustomPaper.com
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