Viewers of franco zeffirelli's romeo & juliet have wondered if olivia hussey and leonard whiting fell in love during the production. We can definitely note several differences in shakespeare's actual play romeo and juliet and the film version directed by franco zeffirelli in 1968, especially with respect to what zeffirelli. - comparison of romeo and juliet movies franco zeffirellis 'romeo & juliet' was the most popular film in the box office in 1968, eight years after he directed it on the stage in the west end baz luhrmann created his version thirty years later, in a modern style. Comparing two film versions of romeo and juliet for this assignment i shall be comparing two film versions of 'romeo and juliet' the first one was directed by franco zefferelli in1968 and the most recent version in 1997 by baz luhrmann. The 1968 version of romeo and juliet, directed by italian director franco zefirelli won loads of awards in its time and strays very little from the original play by william shakespeare we believe was written between 1591-95.
Romeo and juliet (1968) is florentine director franco zeffirelli's beautiful modern interpretation of shakespeare's enduring, classic yet tragic love story of star-crossed lovers filmed on location in italy, it was the most commercially successful shakespeare film and its most entertaining, refreshing and natural rendition - a passionate. Romeo and juliet is a 1968 british-italian romantic drama film based on the play of the same name, written 1591-1595 by famed english playwright / author william shakespeare (1564-1616) the film was directed and co-written by franco zeffirelli, and stars leonard whiting and olivia hussey. Hi sota year 3s this is the clip of the prologue and starting action of the play that you need to look at again to finish your homework. Leonard whiting and olivia hussey as romeo and juliet photograph: snap/rex features f ranco zeffirelli's 1968 movie version of romeo and juliet is back on re-release high-minded and lively, with heartbreakingly beautiful actors on show, and all shot in a kind of honeycomb-sunglow light.
A groundbreaking film, in that it was the first to have teenagers cast in the title roles beautifully shot in italy, its use of language and imagery captures the essence of the original work however, the soundtrack is a little cheesy, and the movie features some wacky costume designs a highly. Franco zeffirellis opening shot is of the camera panning over a long-shot of central verona, he does this to give an insight into the city, a quick zoom across instantly tells us this is set in the past as we are seeing fifteenth century verona. We looked at franco zeffirelli's 1970's version of the play and baz luhrmann's recent adaptation produced in 1996 and focused on their interpretation of the scene where romeo and juliet meet for the first time. Rent romeo & juliet (1968) starring leonard whiting and olivia hussey on dvd and blu-ray get unlimited dvd movies & tv shows delivered to your door with no late fees, ever.
The soundtrack for the 1968 film romeo and juliet was composed and conducted by nino rotait was originally released as a vinyl record, containing nine entries, most notably the song what is a youth, composed by nino rota, written by eugene walter and performed by glen weston. Franco zeffirelli's 1968 film more effectively represents shakespeare's play in the sense of dialogue, plot and setting while baz luhrmann's film was heavily adapted to modern times but kept all the scenes in the play. Franco zeffirelli's directorial decisions to omit or adapt certain scenes alter the meaning of romeo and juliet by transforming the character analyses, changing the mood of certain events, and forming confusion around implicit information. At their first press conference in 1967, romeo and juliet clutched each other's hands for safety, star olivia hussey insisted to the guardian the paper noted that director franco. Franco zeffirelli, original name gianfranco corsi, (born february 12, 1923, florence, italy), italian director, designer, and producer of opera, theatre, motion pictures, and television, particularly noted for the authentic details and grand scale of his opera productions and for his film adaptations of shakespeare.
Franco zeffirelli, knew exactly what he was doing as he directed this movie and chose composer nino rota to write the music score for this film the whole spectrum of human emotions are well played out in both picture and music in this movie. As romeo and juliet awaken after they have spent the night together, there is a full view, from the back only, of the body of the actor playing romeo the breasts of the actress playing juliet are shown, very briefly, as she turns to get out of bed. Franco zeffirelli's successful cinematic adaptation of romeo & juliet comes to dvd with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 166:1 the closed-captioned english soundtrack is rendered in dolby digital mono.
Balcony scene from romeo & juliet shakeoutloud loading unsubscribe from shakeoutloud cancel unsubscribe working subscribe subscribed unsubscribe 755 movie the intervention. The film is an absolute delight to see and enjoy full stop as whiting and hussey encapsulated so well in the dream of romeo and juliet every tribute also to zeffirelli whose softness skill and delicacy in communicating this incredible story. Most acclaimed directorial effort, romeo and juliet, was released in 1968 and gained renown for the casting of unknown teen actors in the title roles directed jesus of nazareth in 1977, a television miniseries which is still aired in some countries around easter.
Both movies have a plot as all fictions do in zeffirelli's movie, the plots vary from the play however, the plots in the two movies don't differ very much they both removed romeo's fight with paris as well as some of romeo and juliet's monologues. When on earth is paramount/ warner ever going to release franco zeffirelli's acclaimed oscar-winning 1968 version of romeo & juliet to blu-ray it's 40th and 45th anniversaries have already passed. Baz luhrmann's and franco zeffirelli's romeo and juliet are perfect examples of the very different perspectives you can have of the stunning play zeffirelli's romeo and juliet was made in 1968 and franco wanted it to be very authentic.
Zeffirellis and fellinis in ambleside are venues showcasing film and the best live music zeffirellis restaurant and pizzeria also has a daytime cafe and jazz bar while fellinis is a modern 'vegeterranean' restaurant catering for the most discerning palate with a distinct mediterranean twist. Assorted photos of the 1968 romeo & juliet film by franco zeffirelliwallpaper and background photos of romeo and juliet for fans of 1968 romeo and juliet by franco zeffirelli images never was there a story with more woe than this of juliet and her romeo. Franco zeffirelli was born on february 12, 1923 in florence, tuscany, italy as gian franco corsi zeffirelli he is known for his work on romeo and juliet (1968), la traviata (1982) and the taming of the shrew (1967.