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Romeo and Juliet was originally written by Willam Shakespeare the film was directed by Baz Luhrman.

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Romeo and Juliet I have been studying Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet was originally written by Willam Shakespeare the film was directed by Baz Luhrman. The intended audience for the film is young people it was made in 1997 it starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet. The Prologue begins with a T.V news report telling us about the conflict between the two families. It was using the original shakespeare language that's how the prologue is presented. opening was in a petrol station. When the Montagues and Capulets have a confrontation everyone is frantic especially the Montague Boys but they still manage to put a shouted Sir! at the end of each sentence. Also before the Montague Boys were shown at a petrol station a newsreader is saying the prologue of Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.

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He wasn't as good as the others but he was one of the better actors. I thought both Benvolios and Mercutio were good. The opening had a lot of fast pictures to make the audiences interested; to get the audiences attention. A good film should have famous actors. The action should have a good quality SFX sound. The Baz Luhrman version of Shakespeare play is successful, because it has it has a good dramatic opening which catches the audiences attention. The film also has a lot of violence, one of the themes running in the film. Religion is another theme in the film; we can see this on the Montague guns it has stamps on them. Baz Luhrman creates an identity for each of the families. The Capulets were dressed in modern style like cowboys posh business man. ...read more.

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The dramatic music goes with the scene. The editing in slow motion is good; it shows how the fire begins as Tybalt throughs his cig on the petrol and the spreads out. The camera moves with the fire as it spreads out, this is called pan. One of the themes in the film is violence; the Montague boys and the Capulet have guns. The second theme is religion; the both families are very religious the both gangs have stamp crosses on their guns. The both families cause so much violence; that they include the swat team and a helicopter hovering the city also the police is involved. The film is set in the 21st century. But they use old English language. The costumes they wore were different; Tybalt wore a cowboy belt and heeled boots like western type. The Montague boys were wearing Miami t-shits which casual clothing. The film had different camera shots some were mostly eye level shots. ...read more.

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