Romeo and Juliet by Baz Luhrman
In this piece of coursework I will analyse four shots from the opening sequence. I will analyse the film techniques in Romeo and Juliet such as the mise-en-scene, the casting and costume, camera angles, lighting, captions, music and other techniques that have been used in order to make this film successful. In the opening sequence of Romeo and Juliet it doesn’t really focus on their love but mostly the feud between the two families and how they are caught between; the opening sequence also makes Romeo and Juliet look really innocent and naive. The genre of Romeo and Juliet is tragic and dramatic; this reflects on the film as there are both tragic and dramatic scenes that take. The mood of the film is really sad and upsetting due to Romeo and Juliet not being able to be together however there is also a lot of fighting in the film which makes it full of action; this may attract a younger audience towards the film. Shot 1 There is a woman newsreader on a television. It starts off with a long shot of the television then it zooms in on to the TV very slowly. First there is clicking sounds as if there is someone there changing the channel; this make the audience feel they have control of the TV as it stops on the channel which is about Romeo and Juliet, this makes the audience also more involved. Everything in the shots is black except the TV; this makes it stand out more. The woman is dressed smartly but is wearing a red suit, the colour red links back to the story line as it is the colour of blood and also the colour which is usually associated with love. Behind her there is a broken ring with a caption that says ‘STAR-CROSSED LOVERS’ without reading the caption the audience automatically realise that the film is going to be about two lovers that can’t be together due to the state of the...
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