A detailed comparison of the original play, 1968 movie and 1996 movie romeo and juliet by william shakespeare is a loved classic this article will compare and contrast between the play itself and two famous romeo and juliet movies the old version (1968) and the newer version. A comparison of two versions of romeo and juliet in this essay the opening sequences of the two versions of shakespeare's disastrous love story romeo & juliet - text vs movie the tragedy, romeo and juliet was originally a play created by william shakespeare, one of many world famous. The timeless tale of romeo and juliet has been told again and again the similarities in the older film the dialogue matched the time era the movie was set, unlike the newer version the balcony scene led to the same events that happened later on, and also showed romeo and juliet's intense. The story of romeo and juliet is a timeless classic about two star-crossed lovers of enemy houses romeo and juliet movie comparisons acosta 1 gabriela acosta period 8 english i- mrs hughes romeo and juliet movies comparison essay the movie adaptations of romeo and.
The play 'romeo and juliet' is about two families who have been fighting for years when romeo falls in love with juliet and juliet falls in love with romeo the zeffirelli version is very faithful to the text and only does what shakespeare has told them to with no fancy bits it is aimed at people who want. The comparison is between the zeffirelli version and the more modern version watching these movies, paying close attention is important because danes brings life to the character of juliet and reaches far beyond the subservient stereotype of most elizabethan characters with her ambition and. Drama, romance, uncategorized director: franco zeffirelli starring: antonio pierfederici, bruce robinson, carlo palmucci and others director franco zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the english language.
From the age of four, josh knew that he wanted to be an actor in order to pursue his juliette combs (juliet) a small-town guy with a big heart, william fichtner has been captivating the hearts of western new yorkers for decades. Two families of verona, the montagues and the capulets, have been feuding with each other for years young romeo montague goes out with his friends to make trouble at a party the capulets are hosting, but while there he spies the capulets daughter juliet, and falls hopelessly in love with her. The romance at the heart of it is sweet romeo and juliet's attraction depicted as instant love this adaptation of romeo and juliet won't break new ground like baz lurhmann's did it isn't lush like families can talk about what made romeo and juliet immune to the hatred sown by their feuding.
Kelly asbury's animated version of romeo and juliet sees the story play out in two neighboring gardens the gardens' gnomes, identified by their hats as blues and reds, have a deep hatred of each other, for which their primary release is through highly competitive lawnmower races, naturally. Out of this painful script that aroused tears two movies were created, the first one was by zefereli which is the older version on the other hand luhmann directed a newer version this essay will include a comparison between both versions of the move and which one adapted most to the play. The directors have completely different openings to the film franco zeffrelli's all important opening shot is a medium close up zooming of the sun this is a really important shot zeffrelli used the sun as his opening shot because later on in the film romeo says that juliet is his sun this shows comparison.
Two families of verona, the montagues and the capulets, have been feuding with each other for years young romeo montague goes out with his friends to make trouble at a party the capulets are hosting, but while there he spies the capulet's daughter juliet, and falls hopelessly in love with her. Perhaps the similarity of the book and movie is that we, the reader and viewer are intended to discover the darkness in our own hearts throughout the entire movie, willard is a depressed human a comparison of this is shakespeare's play version of romeo and juliet written in 1595 and baz. The most awarded and perhaps the most well-known rendition of the story of the two star-crossed lovers is zeffirelli's 1968 'romeo and juliet' this version is the more 'realistic' or 'accurate' of the two films, not only because of how it is in accordance with shakespeare's text. The 1996 luhrmann version of romeo and juliet is unusual because it takes place in modern times compared to the original play four centuries earlier the location of the movie was mexico city from churubusco studios to the badlands of texcoco to the city's famed chapultapec castle. Romeo and juliet essay question: both films of 'romeo & juliet' display the values and attitudes of their contexts which is the better version the castings of the 1968 version are based around actors that are close to the age of the actual romeo & juliet, who are played by leonard whiting.
What's the difference between romeo and juliet the book and romeo + juliet the movie the capulets and the montagues are warring families in italy the two are family run corporations that are against each other romeo goes to the capulet crypt to find juliet's body and encounters paris there. Both the movies stayed faithful to the original storyline however, the 1996 version, baz lurhmann adopted the storyline to reflect the love is obviously the dominating and most vital theme of this play the whole play is intertwined on the romantic love between romeo and juliet at their first sight. Director: franco zeffirelli starring: laurence olivier, olivia hussey, michael york and others. The prologue sets the tone of the theatrical production it outlines the action of the play and the ongoing scenes on the other hand, baz luhrmann was producing films much later and offered a new version of 'romeo and juliet', which sparkled as brightly as any shakespeare play had ever.
The movie version of romeo and juliet story follows both the plot and the text of the play that is what really great about the film for it doesn't conform to the overall tendency to distort and ad details to the original version of the work of literature being adapted for the screen the movie is amazing, but. One of the main differences between the two versions of romeo and juliet, was the opening the zeffirelli movie had contrast to fast and furious opening of luhrmanns version both films used shakespeares play properly, but their outcomes were very, very , you would be thinking, this was.
A very brief and humorous summary of shakespeare's romeo and juliet made using videoscribe made for the university of western sydney english method unit. While the 1968 classical version of shakespeare's romeo and juliet should be appreciated, the modern version portrays the moreover, the plot also contained differences between the two versions the time period was an obvious variation while the 1968 version placed the story in the. The 1968 version of romeo and juliet was exactly how shakespeare wrote it and in the 1997 version romeo steps on the letter as he runs to his car although these are two very different scenarios, they are appropriate for the time period and still get the same point across to the audience. [romeo & juliet] is a brave piece of film-making for those who appreciate the storytelling magic of music and can't resist the theatrics of a musical an inadequate version of the bard's love and death saga with a very disappointing hailee steinfeld mumbling her way through the sacred prose and.