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In this assignment I am going to compare two versions of Romeo and Juliet, one modern and on old

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Media coursework Chris Patterson 10L In this assignment I am going to compare two versions of Romeo and Juliet, one modern and one old. The modern was directed by Baz Luhrman staring Leonardo-De-Capreo as Romeo this was a contempary version set in the modern fictional city of Verona, which was based on Miami. The Franco Zefferelli is set in renaissance Italy and sticks very closely to the actual Shakespeare script. I will compare them by the usage of props, costume and the setting, at the end I will assess them on how they would fair in front of a teenage audience. I have only looked at the first few obvious aspects of the play but even now I think my conclusion will be that the Baz Luhrman would ...read more.

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could be expected such as normal casual clothes along the theme of Miami, Hawaiian shirts were used on the main characters, I think to create more relaxed persona of the inhabitants of Verona even though the is a feud that is claiming lives in some cases. Also all of the gang members were gun holsters very openly and in there free time they play with them as if they were not guns but toys. One of the most influential characters is the priest who saves Romeo from being caught by the police who have banned him from entering Verona, the priest wares also a Hawaiian shirt when he is not in his robes and has a giant tattoo of a crucifix on his back again showing how laid back Verona is. ...read more.

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kills Tybalt because the fight moves about a lot and the camera does this as well to give a sense of participation. In my opinion it is by far the more uninteresting version and that is why I have found it hard to write about an because a am to assess thins on what a teenage audience would rate it I would have to say that it would not do to well. So I conclude that the Baz Luhrman version of Romeo and Juliet would do better in front of a teenage audience than the Franco Zefferelli simply because of style and age, at the time when the older was shot I don't think they intended a teenage audience as a target market and the Baz Luhrman did. (c) ...read more.

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