Film Critique on Philadelphia

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Film Critique on Philadelphia In any motion picture one of the most important creative aspects is the light and the how it sets the mood and tone for the movie. Philadelphia is no different than any other film, at least not in this category. Jonathan Demme uses light in this movie just like any other director however, he puts his own twist on it. Philadelphia’s major tone is hopeful and somewhat somber and this is reflected in the lighting that Demme uses. However, even in the more somber and sad scenes such as the hospital scene in the end of the movie the lighting is still bright evoking a hopeful mood, there is no doubt that Demme did this to keep the setting of the movie steady and to not make the ending sad but rather to make it uplifting. Another prevalent technique that Demme uses is the constant usage of the color red in the film. This is extremely important because it represents the AIDS virus and red is also the color of passion and this movie is an extremely passionate movie about extremely passionate ideals. In any movie, one of the most important things that a director can use in their movie is music. Music is by far one of the most important aspects that go into creating a movie. Jonathan Demme chose top notch when he decided that Howard Shore was going to write the music for
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course ENGL 100 taught by Professor Ferrell during the Spring '10 term at San Diego State.

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