Prince Escalus is the ruling Prince of Verona. Count Paris is a kinsman of Escalus who wishes to marry Juliet. Mercutio is another kinsman of Escalus, a friend of Romeo. House of Capulet Capulet is the patriarch of the house of Capulet.
In this opening sequence of the film we are introduced to the main characters and to the feuding Montagues and Capulets. Themes of the original play are still important here, love versus family hatred, youth versus age, transcend the four hundred year gap.
It is here too, that we are introduced to the notion that instead of having a bad postal system like Shakespeare did, Luhrmann uses our modern media to act as the medium for news to be spread. This one shot lasts thirty seven seconds although we zoom in towards the television and then zoom through the television screen to the next scene.
We are also introduced to the leading characters using close up shots which come to a freeze frame. This is almost a cast list created with pieces of footage found later in the film.
We also see skyscrapers with Montague on one side of the street and Capulet on the other side, this could symbolize the divide between the two families.
Newspapers are used here again to show the feuding families have a history. What is interesting here is that the prologue has been translated into Latin and that is what the choir is singing.
The sonic environment here is all comprised of non-diagetic sound. In this section, the editing is fast starting off. There are approximately 80 shots including titles. Most of the edits here are less than a second. When we are introduced to the characters the edits are longer so we can almost memorize who is who.
As the minute and a half of this part of the sequence comes to a close, the editing speeds up, creating tension and anticipation. The most interesting thing I find about this piece is it was never scripted, never thought about, it was just something the editor, Jill Billcock, did.
This introduces the Montague Boys. They could be quite English in heritage. The editing in the sequence where the Montague boys go to the garage is all side swipe in style.
The colours also could relate back the Renaissance artists, when the Shakespeare actually wrote the play. In Renaissance art reds and blues seemed to be held in high esteem. As the Capulets drive into the station, the first obvious reaction is that they look slicker than their rivals.
The colours used are darker, perhaps even mirroring their Latin ethnicity The music changes the mood of the scene also and the genre of the piece seems to move to Spaghetti Western.
As we see the Capulet car drive into the station the camera shot turns almost as if it ran towards the car and then turned on its heel. We see Tybalt get out from his car, but the shot is only of his feet, putting out a cigarette. As Tybalt enters the store we still see only feet, there is only one shot from when he gets out of the car until the shot cuts to the medium shot of the nun.
Through that shot we also see the feet of the nun and students leaving the store and the feet of Abra also getting out of the car. As the nuns and students go back to their vehicle we can hear the brash music associated with the Montague Boys come into earshot.
As we see the nuns vehicle, the shot seems to have been done with a wide angle lens and with then Sampson, the depth of field is quite shallow as he teases the nun and students. Luhrmann then speeds up the scene slightly, for almost a comic effect, this zooms to Abra, whom the camera is looking up to, a sign of his authority in the scene.
When the Capulets seem to be in charge of the scene the non digetic music changes back to Morricone in style. As the two families show their weapons the edits are fast, the sound is almost like that of a sword cutting the wind.
The scene plays out shot of the Montagues, reverse shot of the Capulets. We then see the Capulet viewpoint of Sampson in the car mirror. As Abra reverses their car, the scene is very Cartoon like, with different colours it could be the Batmobile.of results for "romeo and juliet book by william shakespeare" $ ( used & new offers) Kindle Edition.
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Shakespeare’s play about the doomed romance of two teenagers from feuding families is the most famous love story ever written. First performed around , Romeo and Juliet has been adapted as a ballet, an opera, the musical West Side Story, and a dozen films.
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