• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

I watched two versions of Romeo and Juliet, A man called Franco Zeffirelli made one of the films in 1968 and it was set in Italy. And the other film was made in 1999 this film was set in America

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Romeo and Juliet Comparing and Contrasting Act 3 Scene 1 I watched two versions of Romeo and Juliet, A man called Franco Zeffirelli made one of the films in 1968 and it was set in Italy. And the other film was made in 1999 this film was set in America. The stars in the Zeffirelli version were Leonard Whiting and the stars of the Luhrmann version starred Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes. In the Zeffirelli version the actors wore jerkins and pantaloons and in the Luhrmann version they wore shirts and trousers. This shows me that the Zeffirelli version was set a long time ago and the Luhrmann version was meant to be a more modern. In the Luhrmann version at the beginning they showed a newspaper called 'Ancient Goudge' It showed the Montague building and it showed the Capulet building. This shows that they were angry about each other because of each of their businesses doing better than the other. ...read more.

Middle

Tybalt is a mean and angry character he does not care about Romeo's love to Juliet in either versions of the film. Tybalt just wants to hate Romeo because he is all Montagues even though Romeo has done nothing to him. Mercutio insults Tybalt he says to Tybalt "make it a word and a blow". And Tybalt gets angry and he says "you shall find me opt enough to that, sit, and you will give me occasion". In the Zeffirelli version they were fighting with swords and then They were fighting like it was just a joke they were fighting slowly and their faces had a smile. But in the Luhrmann version they were all serious and they were fighting fast with their guns. And they had more anger within them that they wanted to release because I can tell by their faces especially Tybalt. And then Mercutio was injured but he says "a scratch". Right after he says "A plague of both your houses"! ...read more.

Conclusion

And in the Luhrmann version, When Romeo Killed Tybalt there was a close up on him for a while. In the Zeffirelli version they used older clothes, transport and other things. And In the Luhrmann version they used newer things like transport, clothes, guns and other things so the people want to keep on watching and they can understand the story more. I am going to finish my essay by telling you about what I liked and disliked most about the Zeffirelli version and the Luhrmann version. I mostly liked the Luhrmann version because when I was watching the film it made me continue watching more of the films. It had shorter scenes and the story was faster. I would not want to watch the Zeffirelli version because it was not very realistic like when they were fighting it looked like they were just fighting for fun. And another reason I did not like it because it was slower and it was not a film that I would want to watch again. This made the whole film less serious. ?? ?? ?? ?? Roy Dharmarajan 11N - 1 - ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Romeo and Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Romeo and Juliet essays

  1. Compare and contrast the two 'Romeo and Juliet' films,by Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann. ...

    They see each other through a fish tank. The scene is a lot more 'flirty' and believable compared to the Franco Zeffirelli production, which I think, is quite important as it symbolises the emotional side of their relationship. In the Franco Zeffirelli production when Romeo and Juliet are dancing together they spin around and the background becomes more

  2. Comparing two versions of Romeo & Juliet (Zefferelli and Baz Luhram).

    This has resulted in a less strict society which tolerates more. The innocent love between Romeo and Juliet ended in a horrible tragedy due to their families' intense hatred for one another. Both families understand how this extreme hate causes this tragedy.

  1. Compare and contrast two films made by two different directors of, "Romeo and Juliet"

    Then suddenly the sounds get louder and you start to hear more sounds like horses and their hooves, shouting and bells. During the fight, though, you could hear all those things plus screaming, swords clattering, and trumpets blowing which creates the atmosphere.

  2. How effectively do Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli interpret Act I Scene VI when ...

    pulling them together, they are meant to be together no matter what. In the Baz Luhrmann version Romeo first speaks to Juliet after she has danced with Paris, Romeo and Juliet watch each other through out the dance, when she finishes dancing Romeo stands be hind the pillar she is

  1. Compare and contrast the opening scene of the Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann film ...

    When Romeo is introduced he is framed in the distance, slightly silhouetted, showing him apart from the conflicting world. Music is not used extensively but is in keeping with the naturalistic approach. The music is romantic, used during the prologue and for Romeo, with more dramatic music for the fighting.

  2. Choose two scenes from "Romeo and Juliet" and comment on how Zeffirelli and Luhrmann ...

    In Shakespeare's text the party is a masked ball and Luhrmann does not change this. The characters are rather boringly dressed as complete stereotypes of their personalities, Juliet as an angel in white, Romeo as a knight in armour and Tybalt as a devil in red.

  1. Compare and contrast the methods used by Zeffirelli and Luhrmann in the opening scenes ...

    In the older version there was no use of special effects, therefore, the movie totally relied on great acting to be convincing. In keeping with the sets and effects, the costumes too are very different. On one hand, Zeffirellis film displays historically accurate clothing, tunics, doublet and hose, and harlequin costumes.

  2. Compare the Openings of Two Film Versions of 'Romeo and Juliet'

    The background surrounding the television screen is plain black, which, similar to Zepherilli's version, separates the prologue from the rest of the film. Differing from Franco Zepharelli's, there is a second section to the beginning of the film which ties in with the main storyline, showing very small clips from

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work