We can observe the selection of blue color symbolizing melancholy in these scenes. Also, during the film, another color scene, this time yellow, can be seen, reflecting madness, insecurity, and obsessive by these scenes in the jury and streets. The catastrophic events, scenography and audio incremented the tension of every scene and complemented the facial expressions in the characters, creating a circle of the dramatic tension in the movie.
I believe the theme is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is that loyalty is an important role to a good relationship and builds trust. This theme is shown in many events in The Outsiders, for example when Ponyboys gets jumped by the Socs, when Johnny kills Bob, and during the church fire.
In Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel Chains, Anderson uses fictional characters to describe real life situations that some may have faced during the Revolutionary War. All these characters in the story are fighting for the same thing, freedom. The definition of freedom, however, varies for multiple characters in the story. Curzon, an African-American slave who sides with the rebels, is fighting with “my master and those he serves, the rebels, the Congress. We’re fighting for freedom from people like Lockton [a loyalist].” (p. 39) The main character of the story Isabel meets another African-American slave at a well who was taught that “if the British win, we’ll all be free.” (p. 165) For the other races
While the film is in color, sometimes it appears to be in black and white. There are no bright colors in the film. Most of the colors are either browns, beiges, whites, blacks, and grays, so that even when the characters are outside or in daylight, there are contrasts between lights and darks. For example, at the beginning Mr. Gettes is seated in a somewhat dark office, yet he is wearing an all-white suit. Later, when he goes to examine the dried up river bed, his black suit contrasts with the bright sunlight and light colored sand.
The colors in this piece are instrumental in moving the eye across the piece and drawing attention to specific parts of the piece. For instance, for the most part, the colors that are used are dark. However, to emphasize General Wolfe, the focal point in the middle, his outfit is painted in a brighter red and yellow and the ground beneath him is light as well. Also, in order to allow the eye to glide across the painting almost all of the soldier’s uniforms are red, creating rhythm. One solider, who is apparently rushing into see Wolfe, is painted in green, which is the complimentary color to red. The use of complimentary colors brings the eyes attention to the panicked solider, emphasizing the overall sense of urgency in the piece. The piece is also well balanced and uses appropriate scales and proportions.
The image is brighter and sharper in the film. The contrast of the film really affects the mood. Since the contrast is so bright the viewer is bound to stay focused and aware because everything is so catchy and noticeable. Also, the exposure changes throughout the film. At the very beginning the film starts in black and white and changed to color as the story progressed. The filmmaker uses a lot of Long Takes, each shot of Dorothy meeting someone new is pretty lengthy.
The movie Schindler’s List was constructed in a very unique way by including multiple theatrical elements. The film begins in color and quickly starts to fade into
Say “fire” and almost everyone would imagine red, orange, yellow, sometimes blue, but little did they know it’s only black and white. So are they colors? I say they’re shades. It is almost impossible to spot any color out of Schindler’s List and obviously impossible in Night because there is nothing but words. Schindler’s List, however, does have images and sometimes words, black and white images and even words. Almost no colors in neither pieces, no emotions through color. Still, there is one difference between the book and the movie. Imaginations. Words can sometimes replace the colors or shades, but they often can’t and that is where your imaginations come in. While shades can be shades themselves, but can also replace colors, therefore they give you no space to imagine the colors of themselves. For instance, fire. In Night, you would be able to think of fire as red, orange, ect., but in Schindler’s List, you can’t think of a color because your brain is processing those black and white flames capture through your eyes. The reason Elie Wiesel did not use color is because the story was told through words. But neither did Steven Spielberg. That is because black and white movies usually represent the history, the past. Additionally, the shade of black usually indicates the darkness, which can show the viewer that it was a horrific time
However, emotion is not only conveyed through the actions of the main characters. Colour also has a significant impact on how good and evil is portrayed within the film. Perhaps the most moving image in Steven Spielberg?s epic, Schindler?s List, condenses all of the sadism of the Nazi regime into one small pictorial area. One of only four colour images in a black and white film spanning over three hours, the little girl in a red coat, making her way, aimless and alone through the madness and chaos, compels Schindler?s attention during the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto. Schindler identifies with the child, the plight of the little girl touches him in a way the sheer numbers make unreal ? this image transforms the faceless mass around him into one palpable human being. This figure serves as a moral reawakening for Schindler, his conscience consequently kicks into gear. The poignant yet subtle musical score also adds to the haunting atmosphere created by the
This film is a black and white film and the lighting is more towards dim effect which terrified the audience. Music plays the biggest effect in the film. Bernard Hermann’s theme is used for this film because it uses mostly high-pitched string instrument notes so the suspense and horror mood can be formed to the audience.
Ernie Banks once said “ Loyalty and friendship, which to me is the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have”. In the realistic fiction novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and Randy Anderson show different levels of loyalty. In the beginning of the book Johnny murdered a Soc named Bob. He was forced to run away, Ponyboy decided to go with him to a church in Windrixville. One day there was a fire in the church and Johnny was badly injured and eventually died. Meanwhile, the Greasers and the Socs had their big, important rumble, but Randy was nowhere to be found. Ponyboy was in denial about Johnny’s death and refused to believe this was real life. In the novel Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade
The use of various camera techniques such as canted frames, low-angled, high-angled and close up shots, as well as camera distance, enhances the struggle between the characters. The use of such techniques not only allows the audience to get an extensive insight into the many different characters, but also helps us understand the relationships between them and how all of these factors contribute to the overarching theme of racism in the film. The use of these camera rapid movements
In one of the scenes of Charlie and the Chocolate factory it’s almost completely black and in the next scene it’s bright white. He uses this to symbolize what the character is going through mentally like with the flashbacks of Willy in Charlie and the Chocolate factory. In Alice in Wonderland he used it to symbolize again what the character is going through or has gone through like in the scene when Hatter was still working for the White Queen of the village being burned down and the lighting was very dark then. The fight scene with Alice and the White and Red queen’s armies were the same with the lighting going from very bright to dark and
The captions also imply that the set locations are real and not created in a Hollywood studio. The use of black and whites also adds to Spielberg's objective of realism, as black and white is more reminiscent of the time of the Holocaust. He makes effective use of handheld cameras in a few of his scenes; this creates a sense of urgency and fear. This also conveys that the film is not a Hollywood studio made film and mesmerises the viewer into believing that the events are nothing but the sober reality. The documentary styling contributes to the intensity of the film and creates stronger emotions within the viewers by adding to their disbelief and horror.
Tim burton is very good at using color to establish a mood. As seen in many of his hit movies, color is a large part. Tim burton uses certain cinematic techniques such as color symbolism. For example, in “Alice in Wonderland”, you can see that Tim burton purposefully makes queen Iracebeth’s castle dark and red to show that she is angry or even dangerous while Tim Burton makes Mirana of Marmoreal’s castle white to show tranquil and goodness. Even the small things matter to Tim Burton. All colors are specially chosen because it would change the whole movie if he changed a white castle to a black castle. This technique can also be found in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in the scene when they are riding on the boat down the chocolate river.