Compare the Ways the Distinctively Visual Is Created in Run Lola Run and in One Other Related Text of Your Own Choosing?

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Compare the ways the distinctively visual is created in Run Lola Run and in ONE other related text of your own choosing?
Distinctively visual is one which the composer of the text uses visual, spoken and written language to position the reader to elicit their ideas. This is a powerful means to enhance the appeal of texts for viewers. Tom Tykwer’s film Run Lola Run" includes Distinctively Visual scenes throughout the whole film using Symbolism. The exhilarating film takes the viewer through an intensely fast paced journey to find an answer to Lola's boyfriend's problem. Lola finds herself making life-altering decisions on the spot as she sprints through the plot. The actual timeline of the story is only twenty minutes, but the story takes
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In addition the repetition of Lola tossing up the phone at the beginning of each run symbolises the toss of a coin, emphasising the beginning of the game and chance.
Colour is a symbolic material in various sections of the film, as it functions as connecting visual and thematic threads which allude to connotations of danger, love, passion shaping her as a dynamic, charismatic character. Lola's fiery red hair highlights her speed, as she nearly runs through the entire movie. There are scenes where Lola and Manni are together and are seemingly illuminating red light, which exhibits their love and passion. The colour red is symbolically used in the film to emphasize certain aspects of Lola's life that are maintained in the use of props. In the beginning, the call to Lola is answered on a red phone, which highlights the urgency of Manni’s call and sets the precedence for the symbolic use of red throughout the movie. The recurring motif of the red ambulance at the end of each run represents urgency and tension. The red accents the rushed plotline, the love between Lola and Manni, and the blood of them both.
Symbolism is also used in the idea “time” in various areas of the film. At the start of the film, there is a terrifying clock with Gargoyle like creatures surrounding it. This represents that time is the controlling

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