Also the third and most obvious difference is the race of the actors in the 1996 version. Baz Luhrmann used Black men to play the roles of Mercutio and the Prince. And he used a Puerto Rican man to play the role of Tybalt. Why did he do that? In the 1968 version Zeffirelli didn't use any minorities in his version of Romeo and Juliet... Showed first 250 characters
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And he used a Puerto Rican man to play the role of Tybalt. Why did he do that? In the 1968 version Zeffirelli didn't use any minorities in his version of Romeo and Juliet. Maybe the reason why is because in 1968 the civil rights movement was going on and America really didn't consider blacks as human beings, so he probably didn't put blacks on his version because of the time period... Showed next 250 characters
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