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However, they both have their pros and cons. What makes a good book-to-movie adaptation? This mini-essay will discuss the different elements in fiction for each movie and will conclude with an overall rating of the movies.
Both movies have a plot as all fictions do. For example, when Juliet is talking with Romeo and he finds her house, it seems more like what the play said it was like.
The plot in the movies was better designed and developed by Baz Luhrmann. Characters were in both movies for it is an essential element in fiction. One of the major differences was the skin colour. In the play, he is smart, but humorous at the same time. Another big part of the story was the setting.
The biggest visible difference in the movies is the setting. However, Luhrmann has transferred the setting to make it modern, even a bit futuristic. The better book-to-movie setting adaptation was done by Zeffirelli. Also, nowadays, we use the middle finger instead of biting our thumb at someone.
It was slightly unclear whether it was meant to be set in modern times or not. However, the theme seemed to be captured more in the Zeffirelli film. The main themes of the play was tragedy and love.
Overall, Zeffirelli adapted the themes better too. There was of course multiple scenes of conflict throughout the story. The conflicts were portrayed differently in the different versions, and also they cut some out and included others. The conflict seemed to be better in the Luhrmann film.
His version of the conflicts seemed more like the play and made the viewers more sympathetic towards the victim. They both had things that were good and bad about them. This entry was posted in EnglishPublished: Mon, 5 Dec Baz Luhrmann brings a unique visual style to William Shakespeare’s renaissance tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”.
Set in a modern Verona Beach, Luhrmann sets the assertive and trendy tone of his adaptation within a decaying Miami City. Romeo and Juliet – Zeffirelli vs Luhrmann Romeo and Juliet, one of the best love stories of all time, was written by the world famous author Shakespeare, in the early s.
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Both the Baz Luhrmann and the Franco Zeffirelli versions of the Shakespearian play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ have common scenes. In the ‘balcony’ scene (act 2, scene 2), Romeo and Juliet’s accidental union presents an opportunity to quell the raging feud between the Montagues and Capulets, whilst sharing their emotions of each other.
- Comparing the Luhrmann and Zeffirelli Versions of Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is a play by Shakespeare written in the sixteen century.
It is a play of passion, lover and anger. Both the Luhrmann and the Zeffirelli versions of the Shakespearian play, “Romeo and Juliet”, have common scenes. Baz Luhrmann’s kaleidoscopic film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, while often leaving much to be desired from the two main actors in the way of delivery, presents a fascinating modern interpretation of the 16th century drama.
David Ansen, film critic, describes it as “alternately enrapturing and. The two main film interpretations of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” are Zeffirelli’s, made in , and Luhrmann’s, made in Although they use the same original script written by Shakespeare, these two films are very different.