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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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