Romeo And Juliet Elevator Scene Analysis

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This wonderful pieces was edited in two special and interesting format, one Zeferelli directed which was filmed in 1968, and the recent version produced in 1996. In the 1996 film version of Romeo and Juliet, the inside and outside designing of the home helped create obvious differences. Music was also used to build up this scene. The outdoor of the Capulet's palace was raise by red banners that hung down from the windows and white lights which attach along the palm trees showed an style. The inside designing of the house focused on an huge staircase, and in the background the walls were painted red. The frames hung on the wall were traced with gold shape, and there were two odd gold figure by the staircase, that were half man and half fish. …show more content…
I think Romeo was represented by this figure for his romantic qualities and how he chose to be a lover, over his natural strength of wanting to fight. Water was the main focus of landscape the first time Romeo and Juliet saw each other, creating an unusual range of passion. Again, the choice of music in the background, helped create a romantic air. The actual tune and pace of the song were slow enough.

The elevator scene was a different spot in which Romeo and Juliet first embraced which showed a wanting for privacy. Around them in the background was a pure whiteness that brightened up the entire scene. There were golden bars in the elevator that went around them, almost similar to the golden gates of heaven. The director's choice in having this scene take place within an elevator showed a passion for wanting to be close, and being away from everyone else. I think the portrayal of this scene shows the lovers engaging in a rather difficult act at that time. The reason I see this as a difficult act is because if they were caught, this would not have been seen as very acceptable to Juliet's mother or father. The setting was described
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Instead of the use of lighting as in the 1996 film, Zeferelli's film was very dark and the use of flame outside was used to create lighting. This scene took the focus off of background view and was directed more towards the Montague boys. The first time Romeo and Juliet saw each other was when Juliet was involved in a traditional dance involving many people. The background was set in a outdated style with boring colors in the background. Torches were lit in the windows, and some white candles were lit near the dance floor. This scene seemed to focus on the crowd of people attending the party and less on Romeo and Juliet. This scene seemed to take away the great feelings Juliet felt when she first saw Romeo, because she quickly glanced at him a few times. Juliet also looked like a protected female when dancing with the other people. This is in difference to what Juliet was really supposed to represent. This scene seemed slightly more filthy than the modern version because they were still with closeness people and didn't have a great deal of privacy behind the curtain. They could have easily been caught. I think the audience could see Zeferelli's version of this as two teenagers who were not very afraid of being caught. The candles in the background showed a more closer mood when they kissed. Costuming could be

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