• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

romeo+juliet media

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

LOVE TURNS TO TRAGEDY "Romeo + Juliet" (Cert 12A) Shakespeare's sixteenth century story is captured and brought to life in a modern day movie. Baz Luhrman's twenty first century "Romeo + Juliet" is packed with romance, action and tragedy to create a spectacular movie. Naive Romeo tries to over come hatred and fights for pure love which becomes all too much to take. Luhrman puts than modern day movie selectors e.g. shooting of guns, helicopters est. in the background there is different types of music to suit the mood and the place. This can cause the build up of tension and create passion. Luhrman's Verona (where the film is acted) is a pastiche of locations shots. There are the towering Chicago type skyscrapers that symbolises the wealth and power of the rival families. The film is first set I the gang streets of Los Angeles, bordering a rather run-down Californian beach. Looming above all this is a statue of Jesus Christ (taken from Mexico City), highlighting the hippocras in the "fair" catholic city of Verona. ...read more.

Middle

Luhrman cleverly changes the music from spaghetti western to operatic music when the helicopter arrives to create an effect to the audience and to show the fight is over. Luhrmans version of the famous balcony scene has a mixture of humour and romance. Naive Romeo bravely does dangerous thing by going to the Capulet mansion out of Love. Romance is put in with continuous eye contact, body contact and Juliet dressing in white night dress which symbolises her innocence. Soft romantic music is played smoothly with strings and violins; this plays a big bit in bringing the romance alive. Apart from romance, Luhrman deliberately adds humour into it. Anxious Romeo is desperate to see Juliet. This makes him naive which makes him knock things down and falling in the pool. At the car chase sequence Di Caprio shows Romeo as a desperate man. This is shown by Romeo taking the priest as hostage, the police shooting at him, dangerous driving and his physical appearance. ...read more.

Conclusion

She is able to switch her acting style agony, romance and happiness. Her beautiful body plays a big part in bringing up romance and male attention. She also shows her strong side by willing to kill her self unless Friar Lawrence helps her. Harold Perrineaus acts as Mercutio which makes him a unique element in the film. He does everything accordingly and makes him special character. Harold Perrineaus first appearance as Mercutio is in a happy excitable mood in a red flashy sports car with a personalised number plate. He is able to intimidate the characters of a woman such as wiggling his hips. He is able to change his moods quickly e.g. as he starts the queen Mab speech he is cheerful mood but at the end he is angry so Romeo has to calm him down. At the beach Mercutio acts like a friend and fights against Tybalt instead of Romeo and he is later killed. This is an amazing film with amazing characters. Bits and pieces brought together to make one and only Luhrman special movie "Romeo + Juliet" ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise essays

  1. How do H.G Wells and W.W Jacobs create tension and fear in The Monkeys ...

    We are made to think that with the assistance of the RSPCA, happiness and love has been restored for Trio. The charity is depicted with sweet and passionate words such as 'loving attention', making them seem as a hero and guardian for the animals in desperate need.

  2. How does Romeo character change during the pLAY Romeo and Juliet?

    Unexpectedly, Romeo reveals other chapter of his behavior and feelings after he saw Juliet. He uses religious and sentimental language to portray his innervations for Juliet: "Call me but love and I'll be newly baptized". Romeo now has felt what love really is and would never let go.

  1. -With detailed reference to Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, explain how ...

    singer songwriter and drag queen RuPaul, this could create a sense of humour and also reality with the audience, seeing as RuPaul is a real person. The play of Romeo and Juliet was written in 16th century Shakespearean language, this is also used in Baz Luhrmann's production, and this shows

  2. Romeo And Juliet

    couple had been described as being "star-cross'd lovers", now however their fate has been verified and made clear, and the audience now anticipate their early tragic deaths. As scene 5 of Act 1 unfurls, the main themes and ideas of the play are introduced, which are vital for our understanding of the rest of the play.

  1. English Media coursework

    nonetheless she has been given these attributes and this is an example of what formulates the Simpsons to be so unique and distinctive. A number of crucial relationships within the Simpsons family have been formed, some of which conform to familial stereotypes and others which emphasise negativity and unconventionality.

  2. Romeo and Juliet

    Lord Capulet threatens Juliet a lot in the scene, he also says 'Get thee to church on Thursday or never look me in the face', he's threatening her, telling her that unless she marries Paris on Thursday then he will never want to she her again, he thinks she worthless, like a possession.

  1. IS ROMEO A BOY OR A MAN?

    The language Romeo uses in the flirtatious sonnet is more convincing because they are talking to each other and it shows that they do genuinely love each other, rather than his "love" for Rosaline, which he only used as an excuse to be miserable.

  2. Romeo and Juliet

    As an adult the Nurse had the ability to stop the events at any time. Instead of allowing them to act as adult, and even at times encouraging them to do this, she should have stopped the events from progressing.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work