Romeo and Juliet can be interpreted in many different ways, even though it follows the same script. Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet and Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet are similar in many ways, however they also differ significantly. Both films are based on Shakespeare’s play and have used the language in which Shakespeare originally wrote the play. However, in Baz Luhrmann’s version, some lines have been cut. Both films provide very different perspectives on Shakespeare's text because of the different eras in which they were set.
Both Oedipus the King and Minority Report use eyes as a motif, they both are tragedies, and they both have similar characters. These two works may look, at first glance, like two completely different performances. However, with closer analysis, it is clear, that they are very much alike. Spielberg’s Minority Report has many parallels to Oedipus the King, and among them are the use of eyes, and the tragic aspect to them both. However, they are slightly different, in that Spielberg had to make some adjustments to the plot in order to suit a more modern and tougher audience.
The movie could have improved by providing more realistic explosions in battle and if the actors talked slower and more clearly so the audience might understand them better. Also, a lot of the acting was overdone and dramatic to a point that it was comical. All in all, the entire movie wasn’t horrible. It had a good, easy-to-follow plot that had some interesting points. Some of the acting was bad, but there were good performances by Jim and a couple of the other soldiers.
This means that men were more dominant then the women and this is reflected in the play. This may put off some modern readers as the role of the female characters within the resolution would be problematic for them. Richard Ornstein (1986) summarised the play by saying it “is warm as well as witty, and compassionate in its view of human frailties and limitationsWith all that said is much ado still a good comic resolution? Much Ado’ has a good comic resolution the audience feels much happier at the end of the play than the reader finishing the book. The reason for this is the fact that you feel a part of this little world that is on stage and you watch each scene on stage being performed instead of imagining it in your head whilst reading the play.
Much like the old phrase “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all,” hope has a positive effect whether it is lost or not. With regard to the treatments given to the patients in the movie, it is better to be given hope and lose it than to remain hopeless because it initiates an overall stronger mindset that excludes giving up, even a brief period of a great experience is better than none at all, and it benefits other people as well. It is better to have hope because otherwise a person may totally give up on themselves. In noticing constant ticks that begin to return to Leonard as he begins to deteriorate back into his Catatonic state, Leonard at one point asks Sayer to film him, in hopes to contribute to research to help people. Leonard’s gift of hope combined with his years of disablement made him a better, more empathetic person.
The famous play, “Romeo and Juliet”, by Shakespeare, has been adapted into two movies. Franco Zeffirelli directed a historical portrayal of the film and Baz Luhrmann directed a modern interpretation of the film. Although, the two films were both very enjoyable, I believe that Zeffirelli’s adaptation of the film was more engaging and captured the intense emotions of “Romeo and Juliet” better than Luhrmann’s. Zeffirelli’s version of Romeo and Juliet was portrayed a vivid image of Shakespeare’s original text. Director Zeffirelli went against the regular practice of using well-known actors in the lead roles.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern: Critical Evaluation of Opening Scenes Tom Stoppard’s film adaption of his play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, has a distinct difference from its original performance script. From the opening scenes, modifications have been made to change the emphasis on certain ideas. Stoppard subtly changes the meaning of the narrative through emphasising particular aspects in characterisation and changes in the script. With a realistic setting and the point of view created by the camera, the changes are furthered simply by the medium of film. The opening scene of the adaptation differs from that of the play script in that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are travelling through an ominous, mountain landscape, rather than being still in “a place without any visible character”.
The author’s physical picture of Death also varies from other contemporary works. Many people have their own idea of the physical appearance of Death through portrayals in different media. They also have a wide range of perceptions of Death that can run from scary to extremely funny. The physical description of the character of death varies greatly through different time periods and also different cultures. In the play Everyman the author does not pen down his own description of Death but leaves it to the reader to have their own interpretation.
Also as we see Norman in front leading, this shows us that he is the superior character in this scene. When they have entered the room, we see a brighter light focused on Marion which could indicate her innocence. The light beaming on Marion also suggests that she is the focus of Norman’s attention therefore making her seem more vulnerable. Quite the opposite of Marion, we see a deep, dark shadow of Norman while he is seated and less lighting focused on him, this could indicate danger and evil. Many of the hidden meanings in this scene are seen through the objects around the room.
Who handled the appeal to emotion better? Explain your answer. Brutus used words lovers and ambitious to appeal to the crowds sense of emotion while Mark Antony used words like countrymen and honorable to appeal to the crowds emotion. I think Antony handled the appeal to emotion better than Brutus. The reason why I think that is because by the end of Antony’s speech the crowed was on his side.