The camera has a huge effect on the film. Both cinematic, both staying true to the plot and dialogue, each one radically different than the other, Zeffirelli sets his film within historical actuality, while Luhbrmann presents his with a modern twist. If I had to pick a favourite it would probably be the 1968 version because it resembles the original play written by Shakespeare a lot more than the 1996 version and it better represented the whole idea of the balcony scene compared to the 1996 version. Baz Luhrmann's film takes place in contemporary America. Back to the intro… the play begins with a battle between the Montagues and the Capulets. The two were naturally very different, but there was also a theme of lightness and darkness running through both of them.
Last night I watched Romeo and Juliet 2013 film directed by Carlo Carlei. The Capulets want Romeo dead, but Prince only banishes him to Mantua. Carlei on the other hand fails to produce a convincing scene as Romeo walks through a courtyard seemingly in plain view of Juliet only to overhear a disappointingly flat and emotionless performance. While Zeffirelli paced his film in an Iambic pentameter — a traditional Shakespeare pace; Luhrman never kept his film at a solid pace. This also adds to the suspense. This is especially so when Lady Capulet tells Juliet about the marriage to Paris. Both of the movies seemed to draw out the scene to show that Romeo did not want to leave Juliet.
No one realizes he really is dying until Romeo pulls away the cloth covering Mercutio's wound. It did seem out of place, as it came in and out frequently. Zeffirelli places the film in the 17th century and takes a more traditional approach. Near the beginning of the play, the heads of both families appear whereas they do not appear in the movie. These two movies were comparably different in this scene. Tybalt is determined to go after Romeo, whether or not Romeo wants to fight.
Friar Lawrence then tells her Romeo killed himself and the plan has failed. In 1996, the Capulets wear darker clothing and the Montagues wear lighter clothing. Comparatives And Contrasts Of Romeo And Juliet The Play And Movie. Both movies can be easily compared and differentiated because they were both alike and different at different times. I analyzed both movies and made a movie compare and contrast points.
However, there are specific scenes that take different approaches to this romantic story of Romeo and Juliet. We do not get the sense of immaturity with De Caprio, but rather a sense of manhood. The night Juliet swallows the poison, both versions are almost the same. In the modern version, Romeo kills Tybalt at night. He does not seem serious until he sees Tybalt, who is not present in the Luhrmann film. When he sees Juliet, Olivia Hussey, he is still very childlike and actually smiles.
In the older film the dialogue matched the time era the movie was set, unlike the newer version. She blows her brains out. While in the 1996 version, a sense of modesty or innocence is added to the older Claire Danes who portrays a more intellectual and deeper character of Juliet- I also find her expressions so much more sassy. Mercutio and Romeo are clearly afraid of Tybalt. Finally they exchange some more sentences and they both leave. In the 1968 version, Romeo hides in the bushes and trees. The balcony scene has been tweaked through out the years and have been depicted differently by different directors.
It gives the feeling of coldness. The two youthful lovers stumble upon each other and instantly fall in love, but all the while talk about the beauty within their lover. This version is different to the text as Juliet does not say her famous lines from the balcony, but comes down from her room to the pool outside, where she recites her lines with passion thinking of her dear Romeo. Luhrmann has a more modern take on the scene and has fun with it, breaking away from the expected and allowing the viewer to relate to the characters and because of that I would award this version as the most successful one. This symbolizes his feelings over Rosaline, the girl he loves. Zeffirelli successfully draws the viewer in by having the actors confess their love with only the backdrop of ambient sounds at first, relying completely on the integrity of the acting. The fight between Mercutio and Tybalt is light hearted and playful.
He is sweating and projects urgency into his voice, albeit his role in the church is omitted. Either way the story is told, it reflects a timeless lesson on love and hate. Then they share a kiss that compared to the 1968 version was bland. It begins with Romeo, De Caprio, fleeing from the cops. Setting The setting between the 1968 film and the 1996 film are very different. The 1996 movie is very fast-paced, so one might not notice that the police chief's name is actually Prince Escalus.
The last night between Romeo and Juliet was not obvious in Zefferelli's version, but Romeo is leaving Juliet's chamber in the morning. I will be comparing the opening scene including the prologue up to the end of the first fight between the two families. In both, the clothing was from the Elizabethan era. The 1968 version did the same thing, the huge battle and everybody was either running away from the battle or fighting in it. In order for me to comment on both versions of 'Romeo and Juliet' I will compare the opening shots, the way the main characters are introduced and the types of music and costumes used in each version. The reason for this is because of the speed of the film. This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die.