Is any of the Romeo and Juliet movies similar to the book?
I haft to read 'Rome and Juliet' for English class and i was wondering if any of the many Romeo and Juliet movies were like the book so i don't have to read it. please no answers like 'Oh just read it yourself'
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
There are many films that are true to the original play.
However, it must be noted that movies are quite a different medium than live Shakespearean theater, so if you decide to do your assignments based on a film, be very careful about what details you choose to include. You should look for something as close to the filming of a theater production as possible; steer clear of the Claire Danes/Leonardo DiCaprio movie because that will just confuse you further.
- cluffLv 44 years ago
The 1968 version is generally real to the play, leaving out a pair of Romeo's minor scenes, and replaced into o.k. acted. The actors are of a achieveable age (no 40 year olds enjoying sixteen), and the action picture replaced into fantastically shot.
- 9 years ago
The one made in 1968 by Franco Zefferelli. It's so similar and it has the same quotes etc.
Yeah I get what you mean, it's long. But some quotes are VITAL, so I'd only read them fromt he book. But yeah, if you watch the movie, you can get a brief analysis of the characters, because that's always important, especially for an exam.
Good luck..Source(s): I read the book and watched that movie twice for english class too.