Shakespeare has had a huge influence on literature for over 4 centuries. His plays have been kept alive and performed worldwide and are well known to people of all ages. One of his most famous plays, “Romeo and Juliet” has been adapted Into countless different films, stories, and plays appealing to different audiences and eras. Bag Alarming created one cleverly crafted film to tailor the needs of the action packed ass’s. His 1996 film is bright and fast paced and has intriguing sets perfect for a modern audience.
On the other hand Franco Ziegfeld’s 1968 film appealed to a efferent audience and has a more traditional approach with castles and sword fighting. Both adaptations are created to FLT their key audience. The contrasting films have different representations of characters and settings and have different styles of filming to engage their target audience. Some may say they prefer Allurement’s while others prefer Ziegfeld’s, some even say neither of them did Shakespearean Romeo and Juliet Justice.
In the two films Alarming and Sufferable have a unique way of filming and editing, vying viewers completely different ideas about each. Alarming Is seeking to appeal to a ass’s audience and focuses on editing and costume more than the language. In his film Alarming uses montages to convey some of the lines and set the scenes. Montages were commonly used in films throughout the ass’s so it was familiar to many that went to see it but Alarming makes assumptions about the audience and their expectations.
A montage can be seen when Mercuric talks about chaos and a carnival background with a carousel and old circus music. This Is foreshadowing the chaos that Is about to unfold In the plot during the dueling scene between Table and Mercuric. Alarming also uses many extreme close ups and constantly puts charters in and out of the shots making it difficult to keep up with the language and it is almost as if he is watering the play down. Ziegfeld has a different audience and has created his film more traditional.
In the film Ziegfeld focuses on the characters and Isn’t as focused on the action and constant bashes of different things but has a slower approach. He Is easy on the eyes and It engulfs the viewer to the polychromatic appeal rather than violence as Alarming does. Ziegfeld also sets the scenes in a way that it is effective. In the beginning of his film there is a voice over as the camera pans an Italian marketplace automatically giving viewers a Shakespearean feel. Different representations of different things There are many different representations of characters, settings and other perks of the two adaptations.
The scenery as portrayed in the 1 968 film is more original to the actual play. The 1996 version, on the other hand, is a different setting setting entirely. Representations of Friar Lawrence differ between the two adaptations. In Ziegfeld’s film, Friar Lawrence can be scene as someone sophisticated. On the other hand, by young actresses. In the 1968 film Juliet is very expressing through her emotions and her adolescence is focused on throughout the film. In the 1996 film Juliet is not as large of a focus and the movie mainly based on Romeo.
Romeo has emotions that can be compared to a crazy roller coaster Mercuric is exuberant and can be seen tit homosexual traits because he loves Romeo even more than a brother or so it seems in the viewers eyes. The films have used a range of swat codes to create their “Romeo and Juliet” adaptations. Alarming draws on the symbolic code to convey Shakespearean religious references by using words like “pilgrim,prayer, saints etc. ” Alarming is not subtle and according to him these need to be made explicit for modern audiences. The water has symbolic meaning throughout the movie.
We see it when we first see Juliet , where she was doused in water. We see it when Mercuric dies. We see it when Table dies. The water is a representation of love Allurement’s use of written code is street signs, newspaper headlines, billboards and subtitles conveys information about characters and their relationships along with setting and plot. Both movies use music in the background. Ziegfeld uses a reoccurring motif for many of the compositions. One motif is played every time the two lovers meet and is a happy song but others are played when more upsetting things occur.
Alarming uses a angel of different music that changes depending on the scene. Ziegfeld also uses lots of viceroy and non-dietetic sounds in the film to make it more dramatic. In the Ziegfeld he focuses more on the light on the faces of the two lovers and most of the time it is positioned to light up important features. In Allurement’s film the lighting is generally part of the film like the candles in the death scene. Since the characters are constantly in and out of the focus there is not much need for special lighting.