The latter is quite modern and only occassionally uses the words of Shakespeare. This is not so in the film version. It is very easy to spot these differences considering the time period each movie was set in. It is a story about two lovers that have to meet in secret because of an ongoing family feud. This opening scene finds the Montague boys parading around in Hawaiian shirts and sporting unnaturally colored hair, while the Capulet boys favor leather and metal-heeled boots.
In one scene of both the movie and the play Romeo and Juliet even got married and died together so that even if they could not be together on earth they would be together in death. I was not surprised to learn that Leonard fell in love with his co-star during the shooting of the movie. My first similarity is in both versions how the people carried around weapons. Another thing is that the movie was set in much more modern times than the play was. The biggest differences in scenes were the death scene of Mercutio and Tybalt and the death scene of Romeo and Juliet.
Hussey's dresses, with low bodices and simple patterns, set off her creamy skin and long hair; Whiting is able to inhabit his breeches, blouse and codpiece with the conviction that it is everyday clothing, not a costume. They say that when you are truly in love, the universe around you simply stops, and no one else matters except you and your love. Movie Compare and Contrast There are many similarities and differences between the sixties version of Romeo and Juliet and the modern version of Romeo and Juliet. There was no hint of magnetism between Romeo and Juliet, nor any loyalty between Mercutio and Romeo. I wonder if a modern Friday night audience would snicker at the heart-baring sincerity of the lovers.
Neither Olivia nor Leonard were experienced actors, yet they delivered stunning performances. As for the rest of the kids, in the movie and the stage, Tybalt John Leguizamo is an aggressive S. The efforts meet with devastating ending, including the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt, as well as the tragic demise of Romeo and Juliet. Near the beginning of the play, the heads of both families appear whereas they do not appear in the movie. Another big difference in scenes is the Capulet party.
Next, in act three, scene one, after Romeo and Juliet are secretly married, Romeo watches his best friend, Mercutio, die at Tybalt's enraged hands. Of all the treasures in the world, true love is of the most valued. Even though the themes were similar, the plot of the movie and the play were rather different. Interestingly enough, though, when Benvolio entreats the Capulets and his fellow Montagues to lower their weapons, the wording does not exchange swords for guns, but remains as it reads in the original text 1. They proceed to argue about whose master is better, and fight until Benvolio arrives and tells them to put up their swords. Whenever I hear talking about Romeo and Juliet, I can't help thinking about them both.
Too early seen unknown, and known too late! This great piece of literature was edited in two unique and intriguing forms, one Zeferelli directed which was filmed in 1968, and the modern version produced in 1996. In addition, the film makes no pretense at any English or Italian to fit the original setting accent from its characters. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. In the old version Romeo dies without knowing Juliet was really alive. Tragically, because of their forbidden love Romeo and Juliet take their lives so they can be together.
Within both of these versions the plot line is still the same… 1095 Words 5 Pages Luhrmann's Movie Version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet All hopeless romantics get dreamy-eyed and sigh whenever the balcony scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet comes up in conversation. While on the subject of death, Lady Montague does not die in either version. The biggest difference in the death scenes is that in the movie when Romeo enters the tomb Paris is not there. Even though there have been other adaptations, successful or not, the Luhrmann modernist view on it remains, since its debut in 1996, one of the most used adaptations of the play. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.
Sometimes he crafted them as a permeating presence, other times passing rather quickly, but even so still an important representation in the work. Not only was the plot of the movie different from the play, but the setting was diverse as well. William Shakespeare wrote these lines, but his use of the mythological tradition of otherworldly appearances in his plays is anything but insubstantial. As Romeo is following Juliet, Table sees him; however, the results are the same. My next similarity is the 936 Words 4 Pages Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, portrays how an attraction between two strangers can also attract stupefying danger. The purpose of this paper is to show the similarities and differences between these two tragic love stories.
Between shots, in the overgrown garden, Zeffirelli strolled with the composer , who had written the music for most of Fellini's films and now simply hummed the film's central theme, as the director nodded. I also felt glad that they actually included Paris at the tomb and showed Romeo slaying him, which, in my opinion, is integral to the character. On the other hand, they were both very different when you take into account that the plot of them both and the setting were different. Some major inconsistencies occur, such as Mercutio dying at a beach, portrayed as a hero, instead of being at a bar, looking like a fool, Friar Lawrence's letter is successfully sent to Romeo by mail carriers, however he does not have the opportunity to read it, unlike in the play version, where Romeo does not get the letter from Friar John, a. Romeo and Brutus both did an unspeakable act which led to the death of their lovers. In the Romeo got dizzy for a minute at the party and then he was fine. In the modern version of the play the people of Verona carried handguns.
The Story In both of these productions the story itself remains quite the same. However, back in Shakespeare times the costuming he may have intended would have been Elizabethan style. Finally, will show one of the plot changes in the different relationships between the characters. It gives everyone the chance to put on their own version in their head. Although they both die in the Capulet tomb the Capulet tomb is not in the same area in the movie. The costumes and everything else in the film--the photography, the music, above all Shakespeare's language--is so voluptuous, so sensuous.