Visual Messages For Meaning In Media

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With the development of new technologies, everyday people are becoming more and more dependent on visual messages for meaning in media such as television, computer screens and photos. Visual messages are also conveyed in traditional forms such as poetry and novels, but these messages are created through words rather than images. The German film Run Lola Run directed by Tom Tykwer and the Australian poem ‘Young Woman Gathering Lemons’ by Jan Owen both evoke strong feelings through the images that they create. They each offer a distinctive sense of the visual using very different techniques. The titles of the texts are simple but they immediately lead us to see what each text is about. Run Lola Run suggests movement and urgency through the words,

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