William Shakespeare was a famous play writer from the 16th century
Romeo and Juliet is about two people that fall in love within the first couple of minutes of seeing each other. after 40 minutes of being in love with each other Romeo wants to Marry Juliet.
Mark Anthony "BAZ" Luhrmann is an Australian film director that was responsible for the films such as Romeo and Juliet, Australia, The Great Gatsby, oh my god and a few more.
the difference between the play and the film is in the play there is a lot more pauses when they finished one scene to go to the next scene and in the film it is a straight transaction to the next.
The difference between the 16th century and 21st century is the 16th century audience were very good at listening and the 21st audience are use to watching lots of films which makes them want to not listen and watch very many plays.
Baz Luhrmann uses the modern settings, modern pictures (symbols) modern music to represent that the play/movie is been done in a modern era.
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