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Meeting Scenes of Romeo and Juliet and Tony and Maria.

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Meeting Scenes of Romeo and Juliet and Tony and Maria. Style/form/construction Cinematography The scene before the meeting scene in West Side Story Maria spins around in her dress the camera then carries on spinning which creates a colourful blurred effect on the screen. The effect makes her look like she is almost spinning into the next scene. When Tony and Maria meet, all the other characters that were dancing, slow down and fade behind Tony and Maria. The room becomes dark and there is a spotlight on Maria and Tony. All eyes become focused on the two lovers. In Romeo and Juliet at the beginning of the meeting scene Romeo takes ecstasy. I think the director adds this in to create the feeling of light headedness like the feeling you experience when being in love. When the drug affects him the camera spins to create the blurred effect. In the actual meeting scene the fish tank always reflects either Romeo or Juliet depending on who the camera is filming. ...read more.


Communication In west side story the two main characters, Maria and Tony, meet across a crowded room at a school disco. As they make eye contact the rest of the characters fade out. Slowly, they begin to walk to each other always keeping eye contact when doing so. They then start to slowly dance with one another and no physical contact is made between them. This builds up the anticipation. After the dance, Maria holds up her hands and claims they are cold. Only then do they make physical contact, when he put her hands in his. They move closer gradually and touch each others lips, but only for a second, because they are pulled away from each other by their friends. When their true identities are revealed, they still keep eye contact. In Romeo and Juliet the two main characters are at a party thrown by Juliet's parents. When Romeo notices Juliet for the first time they are both separated by a very large fish tank, which builds up suspense because there is not physical contact. ...read more.


Tybalt recognizes Romeo and wants to kill him. A violent outburst is prevented as Capulet insists on Tybalt's obedience, reminding him of the need to keep the peace in front of his guests. Romeo and Juliet continue their exchanges and they kiss, but are interrupted by the Nurse, who sends Juliet to find her mother. When Juliet is dragged away they are both told where the other comes from and they both realize the grave consequences of their love. Maria and Tony Meeting scene In the film, West Side Story. The two rival gangs, the jets and the sharks meet at the school disco. They refuse to dance with any member of the opposing gangs which results in a dance showdown. At different ends of the dance hall Maria and Tony lay eyes upon each other. They fall instantly in love and meet in the middle of the dance floor and touch hands. They share a first kiss which is interrupted as the other gangs realise what is happening. Maria is sent home and Tony is left heartbroken that his true love is an enemy. ...read more.

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