Romeo And Juliet Film Analysis

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Interesting facts Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare that Baz Lurhman made a modern representation of. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as Romeo and Juliet. Even though the film is a modern representation, it’s still roughly using the original script, which means that the English they speak is from the 1600s. Lurhman does a good job keeping the script as original as possible. An example of this is that even though the characters are carrying modern firearms, they refer to them as swords, just like Shakespeare did in the original script. The introduction of modern weapons creates a more violent action scene, which Lurhman emphasizes by using appropriate soundtracks, as well as camera angles. In the more intense fighting scenes, there’s always equally as intense music. The camera angles Lurhman use in the fighting scenes focuses on the character’s weapons, and the damage they cause. This doubled with clear and loud gunshots makes for a good fighting scene. What happens? The movie begins with the feuding noble families, Montague and Capulet in a brawl. It is very common for them to end up in fights, as they are both powerful families in the city of Verona. The citizens got more and more enraged by the constant violence, so Prince Escalus, the ruler of Verona decides that anyone that disturbs the peace, will be banished. He did this in an attempt to abolish the constant violence. Paris, a kinsman of the prince is seeking Juliet’s hand
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