[tags: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Juliet] - By Lauren Huston Luhrmann has brought Shakespeare to our modern day youths with his artistically uncomplicated film, Romeo and Juliet, the traditional Shakespearean love story.
Luhrmanns movie uses imagery of bold crucifix tattoos, blaring billboards, vibrant pink hair, blowing up gas stations, and Rosencrantzky’s hot dog shack at Verona Beach to capture the gritty city landscape.
This classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet has been updated by director Baz Luhrmann to a modern day Verona Beach where swords are simply a brand of gun and bored youths are easily spurred toward violence- but yet he still remains true to the original Shakespearean language....
[tags: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet] - Imagine yourself, dear reader, transported to Shakespearian Verona, a bustling, peaceful city (aside from the occasional death or two), with its obligatory social classes going about agreeably (aside from the occasional brawl or two), and all people happy and successful (aside from the occasional poor wretch or two).
In an imaginary city Verona Beach the two powerful clans Montague (Anglo-Saxon) and Capulet (Latinos) brutally rival.
The swords are substituted with the guns, the ancient costumes with jeans and shirts.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star crosses lovers who take their life" (Universal, 1996).
This movie is a masterful culmination of the director 's phenomenal ability to create a powerful introduction, to select a realistic, but surreal setting, to choose realistic actors, and to enact specialized dramatic effects....
The Verona in which Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet takes place in is made sinister by the deadly consequences than ensue from its strict, unbending society.
Romeo and Juliet paints a tale about two young lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, whose attempts to be together are cruelly thwarted by society....