The differences between these two works are distinctly illustrated in Act One, Scene One of the text and its matching film scene. Was there pressure from Fox or elsewhere to cut the language more or to modernize it? I was able to get Leonardo DiCaprio down to Australia before he was quite well known, and he worked with us there for several weeks. Romeo is, of course, exiled, and it looks like Juliet will be forced into an arranged marriage with the bland Paris Paul Rudd. Some major inconsistencies occur, such as Mercutio dying at a beach, portrayed as a hero, instead of being at a bar, looking like a fool, Friar Lawrence's letter is successfully sent to Romeo by mail carriers, however he does not have the opportunity to read it, unlike in the play version, where Romeo does not get the letter from Friar John, and is told the news by Balthazar, and nobody Mercutio steps in to protect his friend, Romeo, from the dangers of the villainous Tybalt Capulet. The effects of the drug and the party overwhelm Romeo, who goes to the restroom.
Baz Luhrmann uses a low angle shot when showing Capulet scolding Tybalt and having Capulet above the camera signifies he is an important and powerful person because it is as if the audience is looking up at someone superior. He is using slow cuts, again while they gaze at each other through the fish tank, to focus attention and give emphasis to their faces expressions when they see each other for the first time. Tybalt is dressed as a devil to show his evil and dark nature. Montague and Capulet seem more like mafia kings than heads of corporations, just as violent and thuggish as their youthful kin. We usually have a troupe of some 30 performers; actors, dancers, musicians, all young talents eager to showcase their skills. In the 1997 film Luhrmann showed the way people live in the present days.
Romeo and Juliet is a play created by a famous playwright called William Shakespeare. Montague gets scared and panic they start to fill up with petrol. Yeah I know who that is. This article first appeared in Creative Screenwriting volume 5, 2. Takes another gun out and shots at montagues. But can you change the language. Act 3 Scene 5 is of great importance since it reveals the anxious feelings and emotions of many characters.
Juliet runs away and seeks out Father Laurence, imploring him to help her and threatening to commit suicide. When Benvolio comes he takes his gun. They continue their repartee until Abraham and another servingman of the Montagues arrive. The car is blue and scary and on the number plate it says Cap 005. He just stole it — adapted it virtually in a few days. Enraged, Romeo chases after a fleeing Tybalt and guns him down.
Their suicides are the final violent acts in Romeo + Juliet, capturing the desperate self-destruction of youths disillusioned with the uncaring adult world. Baz Luhrmann and William Shakespeare both portray the terrible relationship between Juliet and her mother in the same way. The news broadcaster has replaced the Shakespearean Chorus for a modern audience while retaining the Chorus's function of providing commentary on events before they happen. Romeo will be informed of the plot, sneak into the vault, and once reunited the two can escape to. Lady Capulet is dressed as Cleopatra to show her beauty and also her seductive personality to lure men. Select albums in the Format field. An example is between Tybalt and Lord Capulet when Tybalt spots Romeo, at the venue, wanting to draw his sword.
In fact, Zeffirelli rewrote extra dialogue. This year, however, I decided I'd like to try my hand at adapting a play. He stole Romeo and Juliet — it was the popular Italian novella at the time. Sometimes he crafted them as a permeating presence, other times passing rather quickly, but even so still an important representation in the work. After this scene there is no hope and fate takes control.
How did you structure the pacing of the film? The film was released on November 1, 1996, by to commercial success, and was met with generally positive reviews. The Capulet clan head, Fulgencio, stops Tybalt, warning him not to make a scandal in the sight of his guests. The medium high angle shot on Tybalt can symbolise him lowering himself and his dignity by his actions and his evil personality depicted throughout the film. But Abra comes out his car and say do you mind your thumb at me sir one of Montague says I do mind my thumb sir. I'm not a fan of Baz's style but here the camp works for me even if i'm not sold on it's purposes. For example in Shakespeare's Macbeth the opening scene is three witches which would almost certainly grab and involve the audience as witches were very controversial and feared of in the 17th century. He likes to spend much time alone because of the violence.
His is a non-politicized rebellion. Than the little boy comes from behind and Tybalt takes his gun out and scared that little kid. They both sit in the car and start driving it. As you see in Romeo and Juliet, some young girls used to marry at the age of thirteen. Luhrmann uses many techniques in his own style of directing, such as different types of camera work, editing and the soundtrack, similarly to Moulin Rouge which is also directed by Luhrmann, to convey the characters and atmosphere in this timeless classic. Then you see helicopters in the air. Juliet first appears submerged in a bathtub; Romeo tries to clear his drug-addled head by dunking it in a sink.
Some of the fights in the Globe were so violent that the audience actually broke out in riots and people were killed. The various techniques Luhrmann uses in his version, like lighting and ambient colours, give the viewer a frenzied atmosphere. There is no way to dismiss the circumstances that would lead Romeo to take poison in the arms of his love. Harold Perrineau as Mercutio How did you approach bringing the characters to modern life? Luhrmann employs violence in this film not to glorify or sensationalize the behavior, but to address issues of the western world at the turn of the century. Prince then banishes Romeo from the city of Verona Beach for violating the ban on brawling in the city and Romeo hides out with Father Laurence while waiting for the heat to die down.