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What makes Baz Luhrmann's film Romeo and Juliet memorable?

            What makes Baz Luhrmann's film of Romeo and Juliet a memorable film?.
             Baz Luhrmann an Australian director truly has got talent. His Romeo and Juliet released in 1996 is a unique adaptation of one of William Shakespeare's finest plays. The classic love story is set now in modern Verona beach stays true to the original text. The film really brings light to how fantastic Shakespeare's plays are and many would agree that it does him justice. With a star cast of Leonardo Di Caprio as Romeo and Clare Danes as Juliet the film is a true success. Key elements such as narrative, mise-en-scene, representations and soundtrack really do make it unforgettable.
             Instant pure love is what Romeo and Juliet have and always will have. This powerful narrative conveys this perfectly. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall instantly in love but because of conflict between the two families their lives together can never be. Set in Verona Beach there is always trouble between the Capulets and Montagues the cause of their hatred we never know of. Knowing that they must be together Romeo and Juliet secretly marry with the help of Juliet's nurse and Friar Lawrence. After the wedding by misfortunate timing Romeo finds himself in a feud with Tybalt the leader of the Capulets, by defending Romeo Mercutio his friend is slain and dies. Outraged that Mercutio is dead for he be only an innocent civilian and not part of the family conflict Romeo kills Tybalt and is then banished from Verona Beach. .
             Back at the Capulet mansion Juliet is told that she is to marry Dave Paris in an arranged wedding. Deeply disturbed by this Juliet goes to the friar and threatens to take her life rather than marry Paris. The friar then concocts an elaborate plan to stop the marriage to Paris and get Romeo and Juliet back together. Romeo receives no notice of this plan and because of accidents; mistimings and malevolent fate things turn out for the worst.

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