A low camera angle is used for romeo looking at juliet and a high camera angle for juliet looking at romeo when they get close and fall into the pool you get close ups of their faces, you can clearly see from their facial expressions that love is in the air between them. Interpretation of the balcony scene by baz luhrmann and franco zeffirelli of william shakespreare's romeo and juliet “romeo and juliet” is a famous love story written by william shakespeare two interpretations were made of this text into a film by the two directors, baz luhrmann (1996) and franco zeffirelli (1968. Romeo and juliet is a 1968 british-italian romantic drama film based on the play of the same name, written 1591–1595 by famed english playwright / author william shakespeare (1564–1616) the film was directed and co-written by franco zeffirelli , and stars leonard whiting and olivia hussey. Zeffirelli used eye level medium shots in the death scene of romeo and juliet this shows specific gestures and facial expressions which support the tragic ending of the play luhrmann's film was more effective with the camera shots and angles sound and sound effects baz lurhmann (1996) franco zeffirelli (1968) the sound and sound effects in. In franco zeffirelli version of romeo and juliet begins with a soft light colour background with a wide birdseye camera shot across the city which pans across the screen i can connote that this version will be soft and tranquil due to a relaxed atmosphere.
As romeo and his montague friends begin to react to what has happened to mercutio, the camera draws back for an extreme wide-view long shot in the foreground is the proscenium arch of what was once a grand theatre on the beach front. The pacing and camera shots taken in the 1986 version of romeo and juliet is better than the 1 ass’s version in the 1986 version, the pacing throughout the prologue, opening scene and famous balcony scene is understandable in contrast to the 1996 version. 'romeo and juliet', like all of shakespeare's plays touched everyone from the street sweeper to the queen of england he was a rambunctious, sexy, violent and entertaining storyteller. Baz luhrmann’s version of william shakespeare’s romeo and juliet, created in 1996, is a great example of how a traditional play can be modernized and altered in order to appeal to a modern audience.
With shots often used looking up to lord capulets face, and at times the camera pans out to leave us with the shot of lord capulet overpowering juliet this helps showing the relationship between them. The first set of pictures show a collection of stills from the baz luhrmann production of romeo and juliet, during which pupils can be asked to write down the kind of camera angle they can see (long, wide,close up, two and continuous shots as well as low point of view and high angle. Voices, blearing music and camera shots all give the audience an overwhelming feeling of the craziness of the party, for someone who is high on drugs eventually, the drugs wear off, baz lurhmann's 1996 adaption, of william shakespeare's 'romeo and juliet' is a must see for all audiences its clever and astute use of loud sound fx's. Camera angles and shots editing, special effects (slow motion, movement) mise-en-scene (the setting or surroundings of an event) colour/filters sound/music characterisation/costume shakespeare begins romeo and juliet with a synopsis of the events that will take place in the play.
The british film censor board gave romeo and juliet (1968) an a certificate, this would have made her 16 or 17 at the time of the film's release in 1968, and she legally could have viewed the picture. Romeo and juliet is a tragedy written by william shakespeare in the late 16th century it is the story of ‘two star-crossed lovers’, romeo and juliet, who belong to two opposing families in the city of verona. He uses techniques such as camera work, appearance and props to convey the idea of a higher power creating an unchangeable destiny for romeo and juliet the director also uses slow motion shots, low angle shots and close ups to help put across the meaning of shakespeare dialogue. During juliet’s soliloquy in the 1968 version, the camera is at a long, low angle shot of juliet looking into the distance on the balcony thinking of romeo (an unattainable love) while in the 1996 version, there is a closer, high angle shot of juliet and she is looking upwards.
Baz luhrman makes the play romeo and juliet relevant to the modern audience by changing the text, camera work, set design and sound he edited the text so the modern audience could understand the text. The purpose of camera angles and the way the actors are shot can often dramatically change the way the audience subconsciously views the film luhrmann uses modern technology not available to his predecessors, such as underwater camera shots of romeo. Free for educational use - education resource- romeo and juliet page 5 prior to baz luhrmann’s adaptation, the most successful film adaptation of romeo and juliet was franco zeffirelli’s very beautiful and passionate 1968. Long shots showed the dancing, and the camera then followed romeo and juliet’s faces as the music quickened, the film used rhythmically equal edits to keep up with the music’s pace edits cut back and forth between romeo and juliet faster and faster to create an exciting, youthful feeling. Romeo and juliet, with no more parental responsibilities, stayed around a few weeks longer, often seen together bonding, perching, or tidying up the nest romeo was last seen on may 3 and juliet on may 7.
Franco zefferelli camera angles common used shot sizes extreme close up- when juliet see's romeo's face for the first time, and when they take their first kiss establishing shot- to show the setting of the ball, when the scene first commences, this shot also shows the wealth and the large gathering of people. The motif compared tybalt to a cat, with his shrewd but aggressive behavior, while the camera angles and shots gave the impression he is superior to the other characters and the costume represented his character in relation to the other characters in romeo and juliet. The success of baz luhrmann's romeo and juliet baz luhrmann's romeo and juliet was highly successful the film sold millions at the box office and was well received by critics such as paul matthews who said that romeo and juliet was a, radical invention of a classic text.
The baz luhrmann version of romeo and juliet has more of a range of different camera shots this is because we are more advanced with technology and know how to use it to get the best outcome whereas zefferelli was filmed using one type of camera shot and that was a widescreen shot to get everything in one shot with also a few close ups of the. In act 5, scene 3 luhrmann’s version the shot sizes and camera angles include an extreme close up on romeo’s eyes as he enters the tomb of the capulet’s this shot size is used to display the sadness in romeo’s eyes as this is the first time he is seeing his beloved juliet dead.
Camera shot on romeo and juliet romeo & juliet movie analysis year 10 english mrs douglass good morning/afternoon mrs douglass and class today i will be comparing two versions of william shakespeare's romeo & julietone of the films was produced in the year 1996 this was directed by baz luhrmann. Romeo & juliet moving image analysis scene analyzed: the opening sequence of the baz luhrmann directed ‘william shakespeare’s romeo & juliet’ (1996) from the introduction to the end of the garage scene, or the prologue. Analysis of the opening scene of baz luhrmann’s romeo and juliet the film that i am analysing is called romeo and juliet it was released in 1996 and the director is called baz luhrmann.