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Romeo and Juliet, A Review

Summary: Explores cinematic techniques used in director Baz Luhrmann's production of Romeo and Juliet. Discusses how Shakespeare's love story transfers to a modern setting. Reveals how Luhrmann uses parody, symbolism and music to create a contemplative experience for the audience.
Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the 1996 film Romeo and Juliet presents compelling views on the reason for human existence. Verona beach, the city in which the story is based shows the sour side of our modern society and indicates it is not going to get any sweeter. The film is a modern interpretation of a 500 year old love story written by William Shakespeare. The modern version of Shakespeare's story shows an almost anarchist society split in two by the Capulet and Montague families. The last hope, however for this retrogressive and self-indulgent society was the love at first sight relationship between Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, both from either side of the feud between two families who would normally shudder at the sight of each other. This is especially well shown during the introductory scene, gas station scene and party scene, three early scenes in the...

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