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surrounded by beautifully composed college girls with their suitcases, greeting each other. The calmness of the environment coupled with Betty’s voice while she writes perfectly outlines the tone of the film. This is continued throughout the entire movie as the classic countryside landscape and ivy league architecture of the buildings is coupled with the composed young girls with their red lipstick and perfect curls. The camera is always steady and constant, it keeps with the tone of tranquility in the film and captures the beauty of the everyday goings­on. But if the viewer delves deeper, they can see the tense, and uneasy nature of the people themselves and how that expedites the conflict of the film. The camera catches every restless, uneasy comment and facial expression of the actors, which adds to the deeper meaning of appearances in the film.
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5/31/2019 Argumentative Essay ENGL 1101 - Google Docs 3/4 Burr 3 The director, Mike Newell, is able to capture the serenity of the college in the beautiful landscape but also the intense conflict of the film. While the cinematography sets the tone, the story itself forces the audience to focus deeper on the meaning of the film that sparks discussion. The carefully crafted film fully encapsulates life during this time and shows the viewer the reality of the period. It allows the viewer to see the broader messages and standards of women but also the consequences in the minutiae of their everyday lives. It follows the story (that many lived) of women pretending to not know that their husbands were cheating on them to purely keep up appearances. Addition to
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