Romeo and Juliet

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Student’s Name: Instructor’s Name: Course: Date: Romeo and Juliet Question One The filmmaker's adaptation of the classic story of Romeo and Juliet is highly successful. The filmmaker is aware that the modern audience has high expectation on the quality of films produced and therefore decides to give it a modernized version of Romeo and Juliet. The adaptation starts at the onset of the film. The setting is modern and depicts the life of a contemporary city and a beach. Instead of Verona city that was featured by Shakespeare, the film refers to Verona Beach since using an ancient Roman city would not achieve the maximum effect on the audiences. Instead of a narrator, the filmmaker uses a newsreader who introduces the characters of the film as a news bulletin and also highlights the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Further, the movie director uses the newspaper to report the war showing the rivalry through skyscrapers labeled Capulet and Montague lining opposite sides. The scenes unfold nicely, intriguing the audience in a more incredible way that the original Roman setting would not have achieved. Moreover, the director uses colors in the film to emphasize the message of the songs. In most cases, the colors show the wealth and sophistication of the feuding families. Finally, the filmmaker makes a visible demarcation between violence and love. While the city is chaotic reminiscent to the current cities, the beach is calm and cool representing the love that Romeo and Juliet feel for each other. By adapting the film to the contemporary audience, the director tells the same story but in a better and fascinating way. Question Two The juxtaposition of the

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