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Unformatted text preview: John Risko March 19, 2010 Film 50 Larkin A Setting of Solitude In the opening sequence of, the dark, ominous setting sets the tone for the rest of the movie. Running alone, Clarice Starling is surrounded by a piercing and intimidating wilderness. The setting presents a foreboding environment by being dark, grey, and omnipresent. The sharpness of the trees and mystery of the fog give off feelings of venturing into a dangerous unknown. The leaves on the ground suggest that it is winter promoting the theme of darkness. The dark and piercing setting allows for the audience to see the isolation that Clarice, being a small female FBI trainee, has endured and will have to endure throughout the rest of the film. This setting eliminates any trace of happiness or security. As the shots progress, the once cold, dark setting becomes lighter and lighter. The setting begins to lose its gray theme and begins getting sunnier and bluer. The setting no longer evokes that of the dread and terror that await Clarice Starling, but rather the hard work she puts in to...
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