Earth At An End Essay

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Out of the three themes in the film Melancholia 2011, Lars von Trier, The first part of the film is seeing things from Justine’s perspective. We get a glance that she is happy when they are sitting in the limo laughing. The audience does not get an impression of something being wrong until she immediately is worried about a red star, that same star appears later when she leaves her wedding to go to the golf course. The easiest and most enjoyable topic was narrative, the language and the dialogue have a huge impact on the film and the way they express themselves. The tone in people’s voice set an attitude, for the whole movie. There is a lot of anger and sadness in the film that begin earlier on in the beginning. While watching the beginning of the film the pictures are expressing all Justine’s feelings of being depressed while on her wedding day, and later on the world ending. These feelings later come out while talking to her sister about being in a state of darkness representing the visual effects in the beginning of the film. The theme of depression surrounds the whole movie, the themes that bring out this state of mind is formal, narrative, and thematic
The formal elements of the film like the cinematography in this film have a lot of lower angles looking up to the actors especially on Justine (Kristen Dunst), who plays as a depressed bride who just got married and is unhappy with her life. The editing in this film begins with a series of vivid and confusing slow-motion images where the audience guesses what is happening, this happened to confuse me on what was happening I later understood that she was basically representing what was happening in the future. The editing also appears in space with the galaxies, or the ending when the planet is coming toward them. The movies was photographed hand-held we can tell this because the picture quality. The formal themes were a dramatic part in the making of the film, the beginning and the ending; end with something dramatic happening with editing.
Sound in the film Melancholia is gloomy but also dramatic all the music that plays happens to be when Justine is around. A scene that had music that caught my eye was when Justine was on the golf course in the beginning of the film, I could not help but notice her expression always sets the tone of the music. The only happy time in the beginning is when they dance. The music selected, for this film was picked just to make it seem similar to the world ending. The music had a big impact on the mood of her, and rubbed the audience in a negative way, we to feel the tension between everyone. The film is not similar to others the sound is not a major element I would think that imagery, and the editing skills are a huge part that came to create the film. At the end the music appears so loud it takes over the whole scene like you’re at an opera the film ends just like that with flames coming at the audience, and the earth being destroyed and any sound made from the...

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