Amina MamounGrade 9Monday, March 29, 2009
Compare the 2 films versions and how well they adaptthe play.
“Good-night, good-night! Parting is such sweet sorrow. That I shall say good-night till it be morrow.” – (William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet.) Romeo and Julietis an epic mix of both tragedy and romance, it is written by a historic author:William Shakespeare who is well known for the tragedies he has written, it isheartbreaking and full of emotions. Tragedy is one of the branches of drama, itconsists of a great person that brings himself to doom by a flaw of character, or anoverthrow of power and fate. Out of this painful script that aroused tears twomovies were created, the first one was by Zefereli which is the older version; on theother hand Luhmann directed a newer version. This essay will include a comparisonbetween both versions of the move and which one adapted most to the play. The two movies were a challenge to make; both had their challenges and eases, theZefereli version was the easiest to relate to the timing because of the time it wasset in, it was set around the time Shakespeare would have probably written it. Theclothes are classic and beautiful; you see the jesters walking around and the‘kinsmen’ of both families. On the other hand the Luhmann version was set inmodern times, people were dressed like how you would on your regular days, the‘kinsmen’ for Juliet and Romeo were fighting around with guns however it isoriginally swords. The Luhmann version is closer to non realistic because in the year1996 if such a trauma was created it would be abolished immediately it would havenot been a world war like it was. The film techniques were progressed from aversion to another, the music in the Luhmann version was more luminous, you couldtell it was there and that it had significance. Although it might not have been alwaysappropriate because of the advance in it. As audiences to both versions thereactions were different, in Luhamann’s version it was easier to comprehend andrelate how ever in Zefereli’s it was difficult because the time relation was grand.Adopted a script is one thing however putting passion in it is another. Adopting ascript is like a dance the techniques might be perfect and graceful however thepassion does not exist. Luhmann and Zefereli both put their hearts and souls into