Through investigations, she locates the now-adult owner and concocts a secret way to return his long-lost possessions. Amélie plays matchmaker for her hypochondriac co-worker and a similarly eccentric patron. Amélie persuades her father to explore the world by sending him photos of his treasured gnome statue which she stole at different international landmarks. As well as red and green, yellow is also a commonly seen color throughout Amélie. While watching the news through the door of her bathroom, she drops a bottle cap, which rolls down the tiled floor and knocks loose a side panel.
It looks as though the whole movie is portrayed through a singular filter. Mr Dufayel encourages Amelie to reveal her true feelings to Nino and Amelie encourages Mr Dufayel to go outside. Instead she organises to meet Nino on a number of occasions. A narrator is present in the film, which turns it into a more epic fairy tale type of a story, which is also reinforced by some fantasy elements. He accidentally drops a photo album in the street. In August of that same year, conducted a poll on the 21st century's 100 greatest films so far, with Amélie ranking at number 87. Amelie sinking hand in grain and skipping stones.
Nino was a guy as quirky as she was, someone who saw the world differently as well. I would recommend Amélie for anyone that enjoys foreign films. The Use of Color in Amélie 2001 Amélie directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou is the story of a an innocent, unique girl living in Paris exploring her identity and discovering love along the way. Red can be used to represent warmth, energy, passion and love. There is no mention of homo-sexuality therefore some critics may feel that it is a sign of fascist tendencies. Amélie happily embarks on her new mission. Her father, a doctor, gives her no hugs or kisses and touches her only during checkups--which makes her heart beat so fast he thinks she is sickly.
Finding the box symbolizes both challenge and opportunity, it tells her a story about the world, which is larger than she used to imagine. All the characters have rather sorry lives, which would normally make a story a sad one. The color scheme used in the movie helps us understand the emotions that are felt by the main character Amélie Poulain. The miracle began with the first press screenings: everyone loved it, and even the most hardened critics applauded enthusiastically as they wept for joy. This creates an effect for the audience that we are spying on her. In most western cultures, yellow stands for bright, and lively which can show happiness, warmth and comfort. Lastly, red can be used to symbolize romance, which is exactly what happened between Amélie and Nino at the end of the film.
With the controversy finally blown over, and the film continuing to hum along, I went back to see Amélie for a second time. What Christians are called to do is to get up close and personal with this raw suffering, recognize it for what it actually is, and then speak to that suffering with gospel-filled hope and trust. Together Mr Dufayel and Amelie are insiders when they are together but are outsiders in the world around them. Through the generosity of her actions she gains self-confidence and begins to think more about herself. She sees him eating alone in his apartment and realises that while she thought she had completely changed her ways and had become more open to others, she was still also eating alone, just like him.
Here she has begun to see the joy that can come from helping others. Another color commonly used is red which in nature is the color of sunsets, and fire and brings visual intensity to the screen. The next shot is taken from outside the apartment. In this pivotal scene, the last sound heard beyond the crash is that of the door closing behind them, a natural sound that is not amplified, and that along with the visual signifies a sort of closure for the protagonist. Red cherries, raspberries and her red fish all symbolize her passion and vital young mind.
Amongst yellow and red, green plays a key role as well. She is alone in her kitchen preparing tea. Finally understanding the language is a great help to understand what culture inspired Jean Pierre Jeunet to create this type of character. In November 2009, an Australian release occurred. Mentally exhausted, Collignon no longer abuses his meek but good-natured assistant Lucien. This technique allows something as subtle as a simple change of facial expression to propel the story forward by changing the energy and emotion of the scene.
To cope with her loneliness, Amélie develops an active imagination and a mischievous personality. In another scene in the film we are treated to nostalgic black and white newsreel footage of a Tour de France cycle race. This is very different from American films and their philosophy because whereas in America it is viewed that you must win someone else other rather than yourself. There is a variety of techniques used to enhance this theme. As one character comments; life is like the Tour de France, blink at the wrong moment and you miss it. In fact, he is an alter-ego of the man whose personality has become so rigid that he cannot stand any change in his life. These two characters seem to bond easily as they are both experiencing the same feeling of being an outsider.
The motif of doubles is also an archetypal one that refers the film to a fairy-tale genre. Through having a smaller industry the structure is far better because Jean Pierre Jeunet did not need to speak to studio executives all the time to defend every small idea so it was far more creative from his point of view. Symbolism was a very important component used throughout the film Amélie. As Amélie invites him into her apartment, the viewer hears a loud, artificial crash — a final explosion that puts an end to the cacophony of sound effects that were used all along to emphasize and sometimes exaggerate the actions of the characters and the movement of the world around them. This reflected her childlike nature, whereby she did not understand the consequences of her actions. It takes so much confidence to dance on the tightrope of whimsy. Her mother dies as the result of a successful suicide leap off the towers of Notre Dame, a statement which reveals less of the plot than you think it does.
Visual effects: The director used, to great advantage, visual effects to emphasise a point. It has just opened in Germany to largely gushing reviews that invariably note that both French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin and President Jacques Chirac have made a point of seeing and enthusing about the film. For example, in the still seen above, Digital Internediate is used to accent Audrey Tautou though color manipulation which gives her a special glow by making her colors slightly colder than the mis en scene. Permission Overall Story Problem: Evaluation Overall Story Solution: Reevaluation Overall Story Symptom: Probability Overall Story Response: Possibility Overall Story Catalyst: Need Overall Story Inhibitor: Analysis Overall Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceiving Overall Story Signpost 2: Being Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceptualizing Main Character Throughline Amélie Main Character Throughline: Mind Main Character Concern: Conscious Main Character Issue: Doubt vs. Along her journey, she is exposed to love, which she has never before experienced. Amélie does display some instances of discontinuity in editing, such as in a scene early on in the film in which the narrator is explaining to the audience some of the things that the main characters like and dislike, showing some of those preferences in black-and-white jump cuts. The way the film is constructed and sequences are done becomes more artistic but I will discuss this further when looking at the technology which was used for the post production of this film.