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Baz luhrman's Romeo and Juliet were produced 1997. The film is a modern version of Shakespeare's original play. This essay will examine on the techniques of the opening and its success on the modern audience.

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English Assignment Baz luhrman's Romeo and Juliet were produced 1997. The film is a modern version of Shakespeare's original play. This essay will examine on the techniques of the opening and its success on the modern audience. In the opening there is a women broadcasting the news. Based on the prologue and in the background, there is a caption. The caption is highlighting the importance of the words in the prologue. When the lady is broadcasting the news. The T.V screen is moving towards the audience to get the audiences awareness. At the back of the lady how is broadcasting there is a phrase, which says star crossed lovers. Which emphasize the important themes of the film. ...read more.

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This is an important theme in the film. The modern version was actually set in L.A in Venice beach. You can see how the scene is set at the beginning. There are two tall building. Usually in America they have tall building. When the scene opens, there is a bus going past with says Verona beach on the bus. This effect is the fact that it is set in L.A it makes the young audience attracted to it. Shakespeare uses the prologue in a modern way. This is because back then there was no news to broadcast and no newspapers. So he uses the important words like ancient grudge and new mutiny in a newspaper as a headline. ...read more.

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One is that you add fuel to your car and two is more rage and vicious act. The language at the petrol station draws our attention further to the families' conflict because we correlate the words with anger and rage. The pace and the camera angle are very fast in the film. But it also shows that Romeo and Juliet die quickly. Also the petrol station, when the two households are fighting the camera shots and the pace happens so quickly. This quickness helps to draw the audience attention, so that they would not miss anything happening in the film. On the whole, Bas Luhrmans film interpretation is effective and successful because he used the old Shakespearian play to a modern version. Which suited to younger audience. Which made it enjoyable to watch. He uses modern objects like T.V screen and the uses of the media like newspapers into his film. ...read more.

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