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Describe how Baz luhrmann has adapted Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” for a modern audience.

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Describe how Baz luhrmann has adapted Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" for a modern audience. Shakespeare's second tragedy, "Romeo & Juliet", was written between 1594 - 1596. The tragedy is brought about by fate and the story is based on an Italian Legend, which was well known in England at the time. Baz Luhrmann directed the modern day film. It is shot in Mexico, although it is meant to be "Verona Beach which is a sexy violent world neither set in the future, nor the past." The opening scene or prologue is a news report. The film ends with this theme of an ongoing news report. The lines are: "Two household, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. ...read more.

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In the garage scene the Capulets drive up in a big sports car, they are dressed in black and have facial hair to give them a very tough menacing look. Tybalt also has metal heels on his boots and he has two guns. On the other hand, the Montagues drive up in a yellow convertible car all wearing bright colored Hawaiian shirts. They seem weaker, more fun-loving characters. Baz Luhrmann took a very modern approach to the cinematography of the film by using lighting, cameras and lenses to their full potential and to bring new senses to your mind. He had an advantage over Franco Zeffirelli as film technology has advanced a lot. ...read more.

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The music also works hand in hand with the pace of the film to give you that bit more of a dramatic impact. The Baz Luhrmann film I thought was not bad. It had the right choice of actors. The choices of Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet were good. This movie was a good watch and interoperation although at parts the language was still a bit hard to under-stand as it was still in Shakespeare's poetic style. "A glooming peace this morning with it brings; The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head: Go hence; to have more talk of these sad things; Some shall be pardon'd and some punished: For never as a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." ?? ?? ?? ?? Romeo & Juliet Baz Luhrmann Aidan Hughes 11F ...read more.

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