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Kenneth Branagh sets his film at the Villa Vignamaggio in the hills of Tuscany where it is constantly sunny The villa is in the middle of luscious green hills Branagh has decided to set his version of Much ado about nothing in Italy instead of where Shakespeare set his play Spain They are all dressed casually in peasant costumes--the ladies all in white the gentleman in off-white and earth tones--to intensify this bucolic and innocent interpretation of the play Branaghs characters are happy but their navet makes them vulnerable to deception The Garden scene starts cheerful and relaxing music is played which helps the audience get to feel Branaghs tone His interpretation is one of happiness love and joy This is re-enforced by the beautiful flowers and the green grass At the start of the scene the sun is shining as we get a shot of the hedges in the garden This is a harmonious scene compared to the last scene where we saw a close up of Don John with an evil face and dramatic sounds However as soon as this scene starts a flute plays in the background a soft noise The act moves to the happy deception of Benedick and Beatrice which Branagh compacts into one scene to make a greater dramatic impact The audience then see Benedick talking to himself Branagh uses a soliloquy which is a Shakespearian technique when a character expresses hisher feelings out aloud so that the audience may hear and understand what is going on in Benedicks mind He starts to talk about his ideal woman and what qualities she needs to have if he were to love her He is arguing to himself changing his tone of his voice to suit the conversation He speaks of Claudio and how he is now a wimp because he has fallen in love with Hero As he talks to himself we hear He shall never make
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