Baz Luhrmann Film Analysis

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Baz Luhrmann’s films are known their ability to make a watcher feel as if they are part of the show. Between his use of camera angles, shots and the use of a narrator, it’s no wonder he is able to keep viewers on the edge of their seat. But how does Baz Luhrmann pull off this spectacular feat of his? This is probably explained best by referring to Baz Luhrmann’s films and how he himself has evolved as a director. This is best done by comparing two of his films, namely, Romeo and Juliette and The Great Gatsby. Although both these films have a large variety of common factors, such as the spectacular parties, the use of music and symbolism, it is how these techniques are executed that show us how he has evolved as a director. One technique that Baz Luhrmann has mastered is his ability to show the importance of a specific idea. This is clearly seen in his films like Romeo and Juliette, where he emphasized on the importance of violence by using guns rather than swords, he went even further in The Great Gatsby where he made Gatsby’s parties wild and crazy, not something that actually happened in the time when Gatsby is …show more content…

This helps to invoke the powerful feelings of death into the audience and in both Gatsby and Moulin Rouge, these scenes are followed by the writer character in the films explaining how they feel about the character’s deaths and how they cope with them. These scenes are accompanied by intense music scores to help convey the feelings of shock and trauma of how such great beings such as Satin and Gatsby are just as susceptible to death as anyone else. This draws away from the seemingly amazing lives of the main characters and we find ourselves not just having feelings for the deceased characters but also for the characters who are mourning the loss they have

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