• "Romeo and Juliet" Comparing the Balcony Scenes in the Movie Productions of Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli

     

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Published: 09.09.2002.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
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  • Essays '"Romeo and Juliet" Comparing the Balcony Scenes in the Movie Productions of Baz ', 1.
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Compare/contrast: Balcony Scene
There are many things that make the balcony scenes in both the Franco Zeffirelli and the Baz Luhrmann productions so prolific. First, in the Zeffirelli production (1968), the setting was at evening with Romeo behind an overgrown garden and Juliet upstairs in what appeared to be an old hillside stone villa. This setting worked for me because the scene showed the reality that the other movie lacked. In this particular scene I thought Romeo and Juliet's performances were just perfect. Romeo seemed laid back but at the same time excited and sensual. …

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