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Romeo and Juliet as portrayed in the 1960 movie by Zefferelli and 1997 by Buz Luhrmann shows a different elements of entertainment due to the audience at the time.

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Romeo and Juliet as portrayed in the 1960 movie by Zefferelli and 1997 by Buz Luhrmann shows a different elements of entertainment due to the audience at the time. Zefferelli's version of the movie in 1960 shows the general impression of how life really was in the Shakesphearean times. He follows the lines of the movie closely and strictly. The lighting in the area was portrayed in a pinky colour to symbolize love and also to blend into the kind of clothing they were wearing. There were torches on the wall to show the time they were in. The setting was in a gloomy rich castle. This was the kind of housing for the rich and powerful in the Shakespearean times. ...read more.

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The song, sang by the person who initiates the first meeting of Romeo and Juliet tells the audience all about the play. While he sang the song, he was surrounded by many people. This was set to entertain the audience at that time because that was the a big motion picture and maybe the one of the first motion pictures about the movie so everyone wanted to see it. On the otherhand, Buz Luhrmann's movie was set the entertain the aspect of a more modern audience. Something had to be done about the style of the movie or the audience would not be bordered to see it on the big screen. It was modified to make it look like our normal days and even the background music had an element on the kind of audience he was aiming it at. ...read more.

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The setting was portrayed in a modern mansion with assets such as lifts and so on. It was very big. This showed how rich, wealthy and powerful the Capulet was. While the musician sang their music with a more modern equipment,the people generally watched or danced on the dance floor. In my point of view, I think Zeffirelli's version of the movie is mainly made for proffesors, students who are particular about the right lines to be used and old people who have read the book and want to see the movie to confirm that the lines are right.Buz Luhrmann's version on the other hand is mainly aimed at a modern audience who know a lot about entertainment in movies. ...read more.

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