Saturday, December 26, 2009

~Movie Color Hues & You...Amelie

Have you ever been watching and noticed that certain colors run through out a film? It's true they do this on purpose. They use it to convey emotions or to simply match an actors eyes. I find myself looking for it now while watching favorite films. So next time make sure to see if you can find that special color :)

"Follow the Blue Arrows: Looking Closely atThe color blue is used symbolically in the visual design of Amelie to represent happiness. Watching Amelie to gather info on the visual design of the film lends itself to the realization that to write a paper on the overall visual design of the film would take dozens of viewings and a book worth of analysis. With that in mind, the focus of this analysis is on a repeated visual design theme: the timely, strategic, and meaningful placement of blue lighting and blue objects to augment and represent the themes of the story, specifically, the theme of happiness.The main set colors in Amelie are green red and yellow. Volumes could be written about the set design, color, and decoration, and how it illustrates each character's personality, but as stated earlier the focus is the importance of the use of the color blue in the set, the props, character's clothing, and lighting. Compared to the reds and greens blue is relatively rare, but very easily noticeable throughout the movie. While it is possible that blue objects coincidently appear at important times, and rarely anywhere else, knowing Jean-Pierre Jeunet's reputation as a highly visual."