Baz Luhrmann released the film Romeo and Juliet in 1996. This film evokes thought and emotion using sound and imagery. Sound and imagery is also used to show the struggle between the two rivalling families, ‘The Montague’s and ‘The Capulet’s’. The topics that will be discussing are Costume, Sound and Music, Lighting and Camerawork.
In Romeo and Juliet, sound and music is used to show the intensity of a scene. Sound and music is also used in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to show emotion and sound and music can put emphasis in a scene. For example, stronger music is used for a more climactic scene, while softer music is used to show sadness. This is shown the scene, Montague’s and Capulet’s on the beach. As the Capulet’s arrived on to the beach, the calm weather turned into a storm and thunder is used to show the trouble ahead that is going to happen between the two rivalling families, and when Romeo is in Mantua. The song Talk Show Host by ‘Radio Head’ is a slow, dull and gloomy song that is played whenever Romeo is feeling sad and lonely. These examples of sound and music show a perfect example of how they are used to evoke thought and emotion.
The costumes and clothes worn by the characters reflect their personality. Throughout the movie, the characters were all wearing clothes to reflect their thoughts, beliefs and personality which can shows emotion through the clothes that they were wearing. This is evident in the scene ‘The party Begins, at the Capulet’s mansion.’ Juliet went to the party as an angel which represents her innocence and when the Montague’s and the Capulet’s met at the petrol station. The Montague’s were wearing Hawaiian shirts which shows how relaxed they are and the Capulet’s wore suits with formal shoes. Abra, the Capulet wore grills with ‘sin’ written on them and Tybalt wore Cuban heals which represents there class wealth and self respect. These are examples of how the costumes worn by the characters can reflect their attitude and... [continues]
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