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Overall, I think that baz luhrman's version does a fantastic job of making Romeo and Juliet relevant to a modern day audience. From my point of view, if you would like to watch an improved version

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When the director Baz Luhrman decided to recreate Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', it was a difficult task because there were lots of problems that he had to overcome. His aim was to make the film targeting for the younger generation. He also had to change the language slightly so that the audience could understand it better. Luhrman knew that Shakespeare's version wasn't popular because of the language used. He also knew that modern day audience would find it boring and hard to understand. Luhrman took a big risk because he didn't know if the film would be a hit. ...read more.

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Luhrman uses a lot of fast-paced action in his film and to help him do this he has used a car chase, which is also convenient for a modern day audience. He has used the same language, but expects the reader to understand it. For example, when he says 'sword', they do a close-up of the gun, which lets the audience know that sword is meant by gun. Luhrman also uses some clever camera tricks. The opening of 'Romeo and Juliet' is totally different to what the audience would usually expect. It would be thought of as a romantic film, but the truth is revealed in this action-packed film. ...read more.

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Which also creates a sense of violence. Also, when Romeo shoots at tybalt, the fury is shown on his face because of the close-up they do on him. Luhrman also uses high and low angle shots giving amazing effects. Overall, I think that baz luhrman's version does a fantastic job of making Romeo and Juliet relevant to a modern day audience. From my point of view, if you would like to watch an improved version of Romeo and Juliet with language and music you can understand, then you would want to come and watch baz luhrman's version. ?? ?? ?? ?? Media coursework Romeo and Juliet ?�I(r)� ...read more.

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