Romeo and Juliet Film and Text Comparison

 

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OPTION 1: Read Romeo and Juliet and watch one of the following adaptations: Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), Chicken Rice War (2000), Romeo Must Die (2000), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Romeo and Juliet(1968), Romeo and Juliet (1966), West Side Story (1961), Romeo and Juliet (1954), Romeo and Juliet (1936). 

Now, for the play/film pair that you chose, address all parts of this question.

  1. Clearly identify two scenes from the written play that also appear in the film (however loosely) that you think are significant to the overall story, and explain why.
  2. Offer an assessment of how well you think the film portrayed the two scenes. In other words, was the film’s portrayal of these two scenes effective or ineffective? Why?
  3. Use at least two of the terms and concepts from Discussion 5.1 that you or your classmates posted to explain why the scenes portrayed in the film were effective or ineffective. For example, perhaps the film used specific music and lighting in a scene to effectively emphasize the tension of the scene. Underline or boldthe vocabulary, concept or technique you use as an interpretative tool in your post. 
  4. Finally, give your overall opinion about how the themes of this play translate to our contemporary world and why you think this play has had so many film adaptations.
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