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Make a trailer of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet.

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Media Coursework Make a trailer of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet. Opening Clip My opening clip is going to be where the helicopter is looking for Romeo when he is on the way to visit Juliet's tomb. I chose this part of the film for my first clip because it lets the viewers know straight away that there is going to be action in the film. This clip is especially useful because it uses a variety of different camera angles. The main angle used in this clip is bird's eye view. I wonder if Baz Luhrmann has used this to show the audience the surroundings, and what is going on. It's also showing how the people around in this scene are reacting to what is going on. Secondly I chose this clip because, when the camera is on Romeo running, it also moves to the church where it shows a picture of Jesus. The statue is used many times throughout the film. This is just one of the symbolism techniques that Baz Luhrmann has put in the film. Another example of symbolism is that you see a lot of crosses for example they have crosses on both Montagues and Capulets guns. ...read more.

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The other reason I picked this scene is because, the costumes Baz Luhrmann selected for Romeo and Juliet to wear showed love. Juliet was wearing a dress with angel wings attached this shows that Juliet is a nice and polite person. Romeo was wearing a knight's armour. I think Baz Luhrmann chose this costume to let the audience know that Romeo was at the party to find his princess. Another good costume Baz Luhrmann used was on Tybalt (Juliet's cousin) he was wearing a devil out fit which showed hatred. This shows that Tybalt had bad intentions and he wanted to cause trouble. There is irony in Romeo's costume this is because he is meant to be a knight in shinning armour but it all goes wrong and nothing ends up being perfect. Fourth Clip My fourth clip is when Tybalt and Benvolio (Romeo's Cousin) are told to put their guns down and surrender. This is when I start to show the conflict that is going on in the film between Capulets and Montagues. Baz Luhrmann uses again the bird's eye view angle. This is a good type of camera shot for this clip because it shows you what their surroundings are. ...read more.

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Baz Luhrmann makes the church light up with just the light coming from the crosses on the side. This will instantly grab the audience's attention. The last reason I chose this scene is because of the sound, the sound is dead silent. You cannot hear nothing until Romeo start to move. The silence will grab the attention again because it will let the audience know that something important is going to happen. Tenth Clip My final scene is going to be where Romeo and Juliet are lying together in a tomb. I chose this as my final scene to show that they are finally together at last, even though they are dead. They used two types of camera shots in this part of the film, and they are bird's eye view and zoom out. The second reason I used this scene is because it is also the last scene in the film. It shows the audience how it finally turned out and how this tragic story ends. At the end of this scene it will flash up with the following text"Coming to a cinema near you!" Then it will end on a blank black screen. I put this in my trailer to let the viewer know when the whole film is available to be seen. ?? ?? ?? ?? Adam Huxtable English Media Coursework 04/05/2007 ...read more.

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