For the cinematography analysis of both movies, I will be basing it on the final scene of both movies. Music and sound In Romeo+ Juliet, the scene begins where Romeo is chased by the police and he runs into the church. There is dramatic opera music as he’s being chased, this music is in the background of all the chaos in the scene with the loud helicopter and the police sirens, and this anticipates a climax for the audience. This chaos dies down immediately when he closes the door of the church, religion is one of the themes in the story, so this symbolises that the church brings peace, although we do still hear the sound of the helicopter to signify that the police are still outside. Soft, sad music begins to play throughout the rest of the …show more content…
The final scene uses a lot of close up shots to capture the emotions of Romeo and Juliet, we see a lot of anguish and hopelessness in Romeo’s face when he sees Juliet dead, and we see joy in her face when she first opens her eyes and sees Romeo, but that quickly morphs into shock and heartbreak when she sees him dying. The use of close up shots was very effective because it allowed the audience to really feel the emotions portrayed in the scene. A long shot was used in the inside of the church to capture all the interior details of the church. After they are both dead, an overhead shot is used to show them lying next to each other to symbolise their eternal love and peace in each other. In the Great Gatsby, we see a long panning shot of his house, and the lake to show how abandoned it looks. A low-level shot is used on Nick in the inside of the house to make him appear smaller and emphasise the size of the house. A medium shot is used on Gatsby’s coffin under the staircase to show that he only made up a small portion of the large house he lived in, and what made up the house was the constant and extravagant parties. An overhead shot from the top of the stairs, looking down on his coffin, zooms in on the coffin as the camera moves down to symbolise that Gatsby lived a high life that was grand, but it was all for nothing as he died a tragic death, alone and without …show more content…
When he walks in, there’s an overwhelming brightness in the church, symbolising his escape from the darkness and finding his light. Hundreds of lit candles surround Juliet, showing her innocence and bright spirit. When the scene closes, the candles come together as an overhead shot is used and makes them seem like stars around Romeo and Juliet. In the Great Gatsby the lights in the mansion are not all on, only a few are left on to signify the death of Gatsby and the light of his life diminishing. The ocean is brighter and has lighter cast on it than the mansion. In the scene where Nick is sleeping on the stairs, light is used to emphasise on the sorrow on his face. Minimal light is used on Gatsby’s coffin; there is natural light from the windows and the very dim chandelier. The room is dark and gloomy, bringing a sense of sadness to the scene Colour Romeo is wearing colourful clothing to show that he was a person of free nature. The crosses in the church are white with blue neon outlines as if pointing towards a direction, in this case they are pointing toward Juliet, they have red crosses in the middle to symbolise love. In Great Gatsby, there’s blue lights coming from windows, the blue colour is associated with sadness, it creates a gloomy atmosphere. His flowers were white, it’s usually
Both Gatsby and Lennie have very similar dreams but they both occur in altogether different settings during the same era. In Of Mice and Men the first scene takes place in a field, it was the most beautiful field Lennie had ever seen. It could be compared to Eden for its serenity. This is a peaceful setting and that is why it is where Lennie first comes before the incident of killing Curley’s wife and the last place he goes to afterwards. Lennie is shot by his friend George at the ending of the novel for the reason that if he did not do it someone else would have and it would not have been as peaceful as George made it.
When Gatsby’s house is exuding light, he is in pursuit of attracting Daisy. Nick describes Gatsby’s failed attempts of using light to gain Daisy's attention saying the whole East Egg glowed from Gatsby’s house being lit from tower to cellar which fell unreal on the shrubbery (81). The light fell unreal on the shrubbery because Gatsby’s attempts attracted the people from east egg and beyond, but never successfully attracted the person he wanted to attract, Daisy, furthering the use of symbolizing light to prove Gatsby’s dream was futile. Only when Gatsby’s house no longer exudes light, does he achieve his dream of recapturing Daisy’s attention. Nick describes the loss of light with the tangibility of Daisy by writing “It was when curiosity about Gatsby was at its highest that the lights failed to go on” (113).
Any of these could represent anything in a human's life, but here are some ways that The Great Gatsby symbolizes each of them. What color does a bride wear? What color is worn at christenings? White. It would be easy to say that white represents innocence, considering that is what white has always symbolized to many people.
Darkness and music have given unusual prominence that emphasises the awful life in Harlem, and how music brought those two brothers together at the end of the story. Each symbol represents its own unique sign. The light used in many forms such as moonlight, spotlight, or even the light of the car. “There isn’t any other tale to tell, it’s the only light we’ve got in all this darkness” (James). Besides the fear, and despair of society in Harlem, the light seems to be glowing in the darkness, symbolizes a form of salvation and a moral life.
“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”, is a line that was very important to the history of literature. It tells of the inevitable fate of two star-crossed lovers that were bound to death because of each other. There have been many movies and plays preformed with this story line, but two in particular are the Baz Luhrmann film and the original play’s text. Both the Baz Luhrmann film and William Shakespeare’s play of Romeo and Juliet may be compared by focusing on the following scenes: the party scene, balcony scene, fight and death scene of Tybalt and Mercutio, and the suicide scene.
The color white means freshness and innocence but in the article Symbolic Meanings of Colors in The Great Gatsby, it says something different. It states that the color, “white actually symbolizes empty, vacuity, superficiality, ruthlessness and selfish to a great extent in the novel” (Zhang 1). Daisy is a sweet and innocent on the outside but deep down she has a cold and selfish heart that does not care for love, only the money. She reveals her selfishness when Gatsby dies and she does not show any sadness and leaves to go and travel with her
Thus, light imagery is effectively used to establish the romantic atmosphere of Romeo and Juliet’s first encounter, whereas dark imagery is used to foreshadow the dreadful events of the play’s conclusion, therefore creating a suspenseful atmosphere. Moreover, characters in the play use light imagery as they experience the elation of love, yet also dark imagery as they feel the heartbreak of rejection. Thus, as shown in Romeo and Juliet, the balance between light and darkness, happiness and sadness is a natural occurrence, which one cannot prevent nor
At the end of The Great Gatsby, Nick reflects upon Gatsby’s life and pursuit on the beach where “the green light” at the end of Daisy’s dock can be seen. As a significant metaphor, “the green light” represents Gatsby’s dream which guides him to keep pursuing wealth and social status, while the position of the light, the distant and inaccessible Daisy’s dock, indicates the close connection between Gatsby’s unreal dream and Daisy, and as well the disillusionment of the dream. In the last three paragraphs, Nick explains the disillusionment of Gatsby’s dream, “He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it” (162). Gatsby has always strived for his ambition and dream.
Juliet 's apparent death reveals the reactions and true emotions that her parents, The nurse and Paris felt towards her. Act 4 scene 5 starts with a humorous and eager tone but suddenly switches to a more sorrowful and sad tone as soon as the nurse discovers Juliet’s pale dead body. They were shocked and upset because it meant to be juliet 's wedding night. Their attitude and reaction shows us the importance of Juliet in their lives. Their relationships with Juliet in the past have an impact on the way they reacted.
This is one of the best examples of the use of light and dark imagery, as Shakespeare creates a visual picture to compare Juliet’s beauty to the light of the sun, but it also symbolizes the lover’s plight to remain together. Though they love each other so deeply, Juliet is the sun while Romeo is the moon; their fate enables them to be together briefly just as the celestial objects are only to meet at dawn and dusk successfully portraying their love. Romeo continues the inference of Juliet’s eyes to that of the light and beauty of the brightest of stars, when he states, " Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes
The colors and lighting are very unchanging much like the town Endora. The only exception is when there are strong emotions within the film. There is a warm glow of lighting by the sunlight or fire whenever there is a time of love, be it brotherly or in a romantic way. During the melancholy times of the story, the lighting is either dim when it relates to death, but when a character is feels lost in their emotions the director
A symbol in a novel is a concrete object that represents an idea or a set of ideas. Choose 3 symbols in the book and explain what they mean and how they function together to support a central theme. The Great Gatsby novel has various numbers of symbols that are descried and each symbolise very different things. Three symbols that this essay is going to further investigate are the green light, Gatsby’s gold and silver suit and the Valley of Ashes.
In both the films Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann uses the same specific style of storytelling to ensure his audience remains captivated throughout the entire movie. Through the editing choices, lighting, camera work, music choices and actor choices he shows how his style grips the audience. Luhrmann has a definite way of telling stories. In both Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby he uses a prologue to narrate the story. Both are used to provide the audience with initial information they need to understand the rest of the story.
A book shows an imaginary world to a reader and gives a reader a platform to create an imaginary world out the story on a book. William Shakespeare 's greatest love story truly touches its readers heart by the way whole story is structured. The book is written in the way the it flows in the unprecedented scenes that it creates in the readers mind and the piteous end of the true lovers are the elements that made it the greatest love story ever told. Furthermore, this extraordinary story of a true love written in a book has been filmed which suited with then the time and generation.