Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet

When does Juliet say “My only love sprung from my only hate”? After the party.
What does the prologue describe Romeo and Juliet as? A pair of star-crossed lovers
Who says “Peace? Peace. I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. “ Tybalt
What are Mercuito’s dying words? “A plague o’ both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me. “
Where is Romeo when he shouts “I am fortune’s foooooool!” Beneath the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
What does the nurse advise Juliet to do with regards to her love of Romeo? Marry Paris and forget about Romeo.
In the film, what does the statue of Christ the Redeemer represent? Romeo’s fate is being controlled by the gods. He is the plaything of the gods.
What aspects of Romeo’s behaviour lead us to believe that Romeo is impulsive? His initial “love” of Rosaline, which is immediately forgotten about after seeing Juliet; His decision to kill himself after he is led to believe that Juliet has died.
Describe the difference between ‘visual features’ and ‘verbal features’ in films. Visual features are everything you see with your eyes. Verbal is everything that you hear.
Explain shot/reverse shot. One character is shown looking at another character in the first shot. This is immediately followed by the second character looking back at the first character.
Long Shot a shot taken from a distance shows surrounding scene
Close up the image being shot takes up at least 80 percent of the frame
Low Angle Shot angle shot from below the object in focus to make it look stronger
High Angle camera is shot from above the object in focus to make it look weak and small
Explain why the use of a high angle shot after Romeo has killed Tybalt? A high angle shot makes the subject look weak and insignificant. This is used after Romeo has killed Tybalt. Usually after one has killed one’s enemy it is a significantly powerful moment in one’s life; however as Tybalt was also a relative of his wife, it was a weak moment of his life.
Who is Tybalt? A Capulet, Juliet’s cousin on her mother’s side. Vain, fashionable, supremely aware of courtesy and the lack of it, he becomes aggressive, violent, and quick to draw his sword when he feels his pride has been injured. Once drawn, his sword is something to be feared. He loathes Montagues.
What is a prologue? an introduction to a play
What year was the film made? 1997.
Who was the director of the film? Baz Luhrmann.
What element is commonly associated with Tybalt, and why? Fire. Represents evil, sin and the devil.
What element connects Romeo and Juliet, and why? Water. Opposite of fire (and therefore Tybalt), love compared to hate.

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