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Hire Writer Baz Luhrmann uses eye-line matching, still while the camera is tilting from one event to another, to indicate that Romeo is not in his normal state of mind because he is blinking his eyes in a disorientated manner.
Luhrmann is using the costumes the characters are wearing to reflect on their character and roles that they are shown to take up. At the opening of the party we see Romeo dressed up as a knight. The audience soon begin to realise that if they were to meet, this could spark of arguments between the two houses which underlines the theme of conflict and family feuds.
Also still while Romeo is entering the party, the camera slow cuts on spinning fireworks high up on the mansion wall. The audience could get the impression here that Romeo is emotionally spinning out of control from his current love relationship. In reality most of the audience know Romeo will eventually meet Juliet and fall in love with her at first site.
The fact that they cannot be together allows the audience to sympathise with Romeo because this helps them relate to themselves and are expecting to see a weaker side of him.
Luhrmann shows Mercutio coming to the party hyper and uses slow motion to help the audience focus on him and things around him even more. Again in here the theme of conflict is brought up. The medium high angle shot on Tybalt can symbolise him lowering himself and his dignity by his actions and his evil personality depicted throughout the film.
The first time Romeo and Juliet meet. Their costumes echo their positions in life and their relationship because despite being dressed as a knight he is still human and Juliet is dressed as an angel who is out of his reach. Just after Romeo throws his mask in the fountain and turns towards the fish tank, we see a man in the toilet peeing in the background.
Luhrmann uses the props around Romeo and Juliet very effectively during their first meeting.
The fish tank could have a lot of possible symbolism behind it, for instance a likely symbolic meaning is the fish tank acting as a barrier indicates that their love contains a lot of struggle because it is a large obstacle in their path.
The close shots Luhrmann uses on their faces while they are staring at each other also adds to the feeling of love and passion Romeo and Juliet are feeling for each other and conveys both of them to the audience as love stricken, this gives a romantic atmosphere and makes the audience more relaxed because they would also want them to be together and in love.
The camera movement is quiet constant and just follows the movement of Romeo and Juliet as they have their eyes fixed at each other. This gives a calm mood and atmosphere both in the film and for the audience watching. Luhrmann is keen on emphasising their emotion and thoughts when Romeo and Juliet first meet.
He is using slow cuts, again while they gaze at each other through the fish tank, to focus attention and give emphasis to their faces expressions when they see each other for the first time.
The flamboyant props, such as the red, long curtains and the golden statues at the staircases, and the setting of a lavish mansion really add to the chaotic atmosphere.
Capulet is clothed as Caesar which underlines his power and wealth. Tybalt is dressed as a devil to show his evil and dark nature.
Lady Capulet is dressed as Cleopatra to show her beauty and also her seductive personality to lure men. After Romeo and Juliet get taken apart from their first meeting.
Tybalt is quick to realise Romeo without his mask. Luhrmann uses many techniques to change of assert an atmosphere at any given point.
How is the Amish Culture represented in the film 'Witness'? Baz Luhrmann uses a low angle shot when showing Capulet scolding Tybalt and having Capulet above the camera signifies he is an important and powerful person because it is as if the audience is looking up at someone superior.
Capulet being upstairs where there is no one could symbolise a higher place like heaven where powerful people watch you from there.
Tybalt getting enraged over Romeo suggests that he is disrupting that solemnity and peace that you are meant to have in heaven. In this particular moment Luhrmann uses both high and low angles to convey the different positions or statuses that Romeo and Juliet are in. Juliet is like the cursed beauty that has to marry someone who her parents want.
Luhrmann uses medium shot eye-line matching while Romeo and Juliet have eventually found out who their real identities are and realise the reality dawning on them. This is seen as the beginning and the end of the whole relationship.
While Juliet is dancing with Paris after being taken away from Romeo by the nurse, she is constantly looking at Romeo and he is also admiring her.Read all the hottest movie and tv news. Get all the latest updates on your favorite movies - from new releases to timeless classics, get the scoop on Moviefone.
Luhrmann has used all of the Act 1 Scene 5’s aspects to create tension and suspense for the audience in different ways. On the whole, Baz Luhrmann’s version of Act 1 Scene 5 has shown and proven that the film has more to it than it seems and viewers need to read between the lines to understand the full meaning and message of the film.
I believe that Baz Luhrmann has created a very effective prologue and version of Act 1 Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, using visual images and landmarks along with the language to aid the audience in understanding the story.
Luhrmann’s version however uses the prologue as his opening shot.
He does this on a TV screen. This is quite clever; he brings the stories prologue to the modern day in an interesting way of using a . A writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas.
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