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How Did The Director Baz Luhrmann Ensure That His Film Adaptation Of Romeo & Juliet Would Successfully Appeal To A Wider Audience That Shakespeare Would Usually Reach?

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How Did The Director Baz Luhrmann Ensure That His Film Adaptation Of Romeo & Juliet Would Successfully Appeal To A Wider Audience That Shakespeare Would Usually Reach? I am going to study the differences between the original Romeo & Juliet written by Shakespeare and the modern version Directed by Baz Luhrmann. I will be looking at the uses of Music in the modern version, weapons, costumes, family Identities, characterisation, impetuous youth and the slight alterations to plot. In the modern version of Romeo & Juliet, directed by Baz Luhrmann, you can tell which characters belong to which family. Baz Luhrmann does this by dressing the two families in different clothes. The Montague's would have light hair, fair skinned and brightly coloured clothes. ...read more.

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Juliet was dressed as an angel this is to make her seem innocent. The music in Baz Luhrmann version of Romeo & Juliet is very important because it set's the scene and atmosphere. Even if some one did not understand the language they would know what is going on by the music. When Romeo & Juliet got married the song played in the background was called "everybody is free". This is a bit ironic as the families are prisons to their names Montague and Capulet and must never interact with each other due to a feud between the two families. The settings are very different between Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet and the directed version by Baz Luhrmann. Shakespeare set the play Romeo and Juliet in Fare Verona in a little town but Baz Luhrmann version was set in ...read more.

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this to make it easier for people who did not understand the language so they would have some idea in what was going on and to make things more dramatic and have more of an impact on the audience e.g. just as Romeo drinks the poison to kill himself Juliet awakes but she is a second to late!! This is in Baz Luhrmann version. In the story of Romeo and Juliet they are young and as a result of this they act on impulse which is impetuous youth. After a day of meeting each other they decide to get married even though they know there families are at war with each other. I think that both versions have as much impact as each other and show the play as it is meant to be "Fate" By Tyler Littleboy ...read more.

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