Romeo And Juliet Movie Comparison Essay

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Romeo and Juliet Movie Comparison

The classic play of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has been turned into a movie which are directed by Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann. These two movies are similar and different in many ways and the directors of each play tried to put their spin on this classic play. There are many scenes which are different and similar but one is Act 5 Scene 3. One difference is that when Romeo came to find Juliet she was in a church while in the newer movie but in the older movie she was in the Capulet’s vault. When Romeo discovers Juliet in the older movie she is in the Capulet’s vault alongside Tybalt this vault is in a cemetery and is very dingy and dark. In the newer movie Juliet is discovered in a church
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A difference between the 2 movies are in the newer movie Juliet suicide's with Romeo’s gun she picks up the gun a shot's it at her head. While in the older movie Juliet kills herself with Romeo’s sword she stabs herself in the abdominal area with the sword. A similarity in this event is that Juliet still dies regardless of how she kills herself and she dies with Romeo. Shakespeare's original intension of this scene was to show how much Juliet loved Romeo and how loyal she is she would even take her own life. Both movies do a good job in depicting this event but in my opinion the older movie does a better job. I think this because killing yourself with a sword is much harder than killing yourself with a gun. Killing yourself with a gun Is almost instantaneous but a sword is long and drawn out this emphasizes Shakespeare’s intention of loving and staying loyal to Romeo to the end. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is an iconic play and has been turned into a couple of movies. These movies are very different in portraying the acts and scenes of the play but also share many similarities. The movie directed by Franco Zeffirelli and the version directed by Baz Luhrmann both depict this classic play and depict it

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