Hire Writer The opening fight scene occurs at the very beginning of the film, this scene creates a violent chaotic and angry environment. It also creates an image of hate between two families. The film is set in Verona; Baz Luhrmann chose to set it in Mexico as it is dirty and a typical hot country.
In the wake of this startling debut, Luhrmann and his company of collaborators took on an eclectic group of projects: My job is just to re-reveal it. For all our love and our respect for the Shakespeares that have been done, the way we view Shakespeare, not just in cinema but also in the theater, tends to be really informed by a whole tradition out of the ninteenth century.
I wanted to step away from that and back towards the way Shakespeare had originally presented his story. I was able to get Leonardo DiCaprio down to Australia before he was quite well known, and he worked with us there for several weeks.
We evolved the workshop, but no one believed in it at all. In fact, it was extraordinarily hard to get the film made at a major studio. But what you can do, and what we did, is spend a good year-and-a-half going back and doing a completely fresh research journey about Shakespeare.
What you can scientifically look at is the world in which he wrote these plays, and the fact that he was an actor in a company that was basically going broke. So he had to pack the house, a sort of 3,foot theater, with everybody from the street sweeper to the Queen of England, in the middle of the day, every day.
You know, he just stole stories lock, stock, and barrel. He stole Romeo and Juliet — it was the popular Italian novella at the time. He just stole it — adapted it virtually in a few days. And the thing about it is, even then people were writing about how bad this nobody poet ripped off these great works of art and put them in his trashy theater.
The undeniable fact about Shakespeare was that he wrote non-stop, and he was a hardcore entertainer through his stories. Nonetheless, one of his greatest assets was an incredibly resonant, clever use of language, but it was just an asset to him. His writing also had incredible spectacle, sword fighting, energy, comedy, and bawdy scenes.
I mean, the savagery of his storytelling and the absolute intensity of his devices are something that is scientifically existent in the text. So I guess to answer your question very simply, what kinds of films would he make?
Because packing the house was the primary and foremost concern for him. Well, it has always appealed to audiences. You know there is an essential collection of primary mythologies that we always relate to: And someone or something has stood in the way of that being a reality.
And I think those of us that survive look back upon that story with a kind of warm nostalgia. How did you approach finding a modern style appropriate for this classic work? So, for example, the use of pop songs—Shakespeare used pop music in his productions. He would just stick the popular song of the day into the middle of the show.
You know, to advance the story, but also to engage people through song. We followed the idea that Shakespeare was really a pop storyteller, that he was absolutely not pressured. So the appropriate manner, the appropriate thing to do, was to go into a really intense research, and as much as possible, address the material in the way in which the author addressed it and also in the environment in which Shakespeare wrote it.
Leonardo DiCaprio, and Claire Danes as Juliet One thing that Craig Pearce has said about your adaptation was you sought to keep as many of the Elizabethan customs as possible. In a modern context, yeah. Why was that important? We went down many roads.
We looked at a direct adaptation, just translating it into the modern world. So we did a fairly scientific job of creating a fantasy world, which was based on the Elizabethan world:To assess Baz Luhrmann's use of setting in his film, Romeo + Juliet, we can begin by contrasting the film with the play as it was originally performed in the 16th-century theatre.
The key difference between the manner in which the film and the play deal with location is that the film is primarily an image-intensive medium that can visually show the .
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But Baz Luhrmann’s first two films, Strictly Ballroom and William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, blasted a path from the remote outpost of Sydney, Australia, all the way to the heart of Hollywood. Growing up on a pig farm in New South Wales, Luhrmann went on to attend .
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Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann, 17 September ) is an Australian writer, director, and producer with projects spanning film, television, opera, theatre, music, and recording industries. He is regarded by many as a contemporary example of an auteur  for his distinctly recognizable style and deep involvement in the writing, .