Romeo And Juliet 1996 Vs 1996

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A director can view any script, and make a movie out of it, but it can be interpreted in several different ways, depending on the director. These ways can be demonstrated through the characters, the lines, or the music and the camera angles. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was about two people who fell in love with each other, but Juliet was a Capulet, and Romeo was a montague, which is a problem because a Capulet, who is rich, can not date a montague, who is not as royal. Romeo and Juliet end up committing suicide at two separate times as a result of trying to make their relationship work. This book is a perfect example of a play that can be interpreted in several different ways by any director. There are several versions of the movie,…show more content…
In the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is viewed as royal and sweet, who does not cause mischief, while in the 1996 version, Romeo is the one to cause more mischief and is not so royal looking. Romeo in the 1996 version just wears some old, what it looks like to be sweatpants and a shirt. This choice of appearance in the 1996 version for Romeo may be a better choice on director Baz Luhrmann because a montague is not supposed to look royal and wear nice clothes. In the 1996 version, Romeo can be very clumsy and break things in the palace where Juliet lives. I thought this was a good choice by the director because it creates more humor and draws the person into the movie. Romeo in both versions of the movie are viewed as a montague, of course, and they are both not liked by the Capulet family, and that they should not marry Juliet. Juliet is also viewed in different ways in both movies. In the 1968 version, Juliet is viewed more of a type of girl that is a flirt, but is still quiet. In the 1996 version she is more sneaky and not as much a flirt. Juliet in the 1968 version wears a dress that is older, and more from the era of shakespeare, but in the 1996 version of Romeo and Juliet, she wears more of a modern, white nightgown. This change in what somebody wears can impact what people think they are, whether they are a montague or a Capulet. I think personally that the dress Juliet was wearing in the 1968 version was more of something a Montague would wear, not a Capulet. In both the 1968 version and the 1996 version, Juliet is viewed as a beautiful capulet girl who dreams to marry Romeo. Juliet’s character is so different in the 1968 version and the 1998 version that I personally have no clue which one is better or

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