Franco Zeffirelli's Film Romeo And Juliet

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The classic tale of Romeo and Juliet is a play from a famous writer and poet that died long a ago, Willaim Shakespear. He wrote lots of famous plays and poems that we still use at this time. But the popular one is romeo and juliet, it's been directed by two different directors. The first one was directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968 this film is set in the 1800 they use the same costume and dialogue as in the 1500. On the other hand the Baz luhrmann production is a 1996 american urban film, it's a modern and violent but at same it's a romantic and tragedy. The film is aimed at young audience where as the zeffirelli verison is aimed at adults, but the dialogue they use is the same.

The opening of the Baz luhrmann productions Romeo and Juliet, was made in 1996 in an american city(Verona beach) where two families control the centre of the urban, Montages and Capulets. The two families are both wealthy and powerful they are also two equivalent industries, but always cause conflict when they meet, the only connection between the two families is haterd nothing but hatred and disgust for one and another. Luhrmanns productions is quite different from the original play because in ACT I the roles of gregory and sampson is taken by the montague boys, after the pologue luhrmann shows the montagues boys in car causing trouble. The two rivals meet in a gas station, they both arrival in their cars the capulets wearing dark attire where as the montagues have light clothes luhrmann wanted to mix things around a little to make it exciting, action packed film to appeal young viewers. When benvoilo frist comes in to the sence he pulls out his "Sword 9mm"(his gun), but when the two kings men meet you could see fear and haterd inside because benvolio only wants peace however tybalt has very nagative feeling towards the montagues. The comparison between the two productions of zeffirelli and luhrmann is not alike, the luhrmann film is set in a modern ficitional city on the other hand the zeffirelli verison is set in a fortess in the 1500 they also use the techolongy we use nowadays that the main difference between the two movies.

The shakespeare's play was designed to adapt to any audience altough Baz luhrmann's film appealed young viewers, because the film has altered the shakespeares play to making it more modern and action packed. The film was set in a fictional city located in maimi in 1996, verona beach is the centre of a warfare against two wealth and powerful families. However Franco zeffirelli's form of shakespeare's play is more bitter and mature and has a powerful allure towards an adult. Zeffirelli's cinematic play of Romeo and Juliet is set in old italy back in the 1800s, zeffirelli decided to stick with shakespears original play altough there were some difference between the play and film they were still based on the same story/tale. Because zeffirelli used the same techology (in movie) as they used in shakespeare's times, this was one of the...

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