Antony and Cleopatra
Updated: 5/18/2020
Antony and Cleopatra

Storyboard Text

  • Act I Scene IThe scene opens with a medium-shot of red curtains, there is an open bedroom where Cleopatra and Mark Antony are talking, they start by talking normally but as they argue they begin to sing and move around the room to music, the camera angle switches to a dolly shot off of Mark, and then to Cleopatra, the camera switches to a bird's eye view where you can see them dancing in the room, as did Satine and Christian did in Moulin Rouge on top of the building. Inspired by the Red Curtain cinema technique of Baz Luhrmann.
  • The scene suddenly switches to a two-shot of Demetrius and Philo talking to each other in a Rome styled room while wearing Roman attire. This happens frequently in Moulin Rouge with the Duke and the owner.
  • Act III Scene VIThe scene opens a three-shot with Octavius Caesar on his throne with Maecenas and Agrippa in front of him on their knees. Maecenas and Agrippa stand wearing their roman attire and start talking.
  • After a while, the camera zooms out into a medium shot, the camera suddenly does a pull-back dolly with a musical thud that reveals Octavia who greets Caesar. The camera does a dolly shot to follow her as she walks near Octavius and the others. It then zooms out into a medium-shot where all four characters in the scene can be viewed.
  • They talk for a bit, and then it switches to a two-shot or three-shot depending on how many of them are talking at once. This sudden camera switching is prevalent in Moulin Rouge for example where Satine faints on Christian and the Duke walks in on them. The events that happen after have used the same shots as described above for scene VI.