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Looking for Alibrandi : Discuss how music and color is used to reveal the emotions, storyline and development of characters within the film.

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Topic Question: Discuss how music and color is used to reveal the emotions, storyline and development of characters within the film. Contention: Music and color are important elements of film. In Looking for Alibrandi, music and color are used to reveal the emotions, storyline and development of characters. In the olden days, movies were created in black and white and often had little or no sound. As technology pushed on, revolutions in the film industry occurred which allowed for the integration of both production elements and many others and although at first it was very expensive to adopt these, as time went on the prices fell and more producers began to use the technology to create better movies. ...read more.

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In the Dance Party scene modern dance music is mixed in with slow music to set the scene and create different moods, i.e. When the dance music plays everyone is dancing around and the action is fast paced and subsequently it changes to slow and everyone gets closer with their partners, this is where Josie begins to like Jacob and only thinks about him and not John. When John Barton dies, the music at the funeral is slow, sad, and emotional, along with the actors crying the scene is very powerful and numerous people from the audience may become so involved in the scene that they too might cry or feel emotional, this is a clear indication of just how important and powerful music can be to set the emotions and mood. ...read more.

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reds and pinks, for example in Christina's house there are lots of pinks and reds and in Josie's bedroom there is plenty of red. Josie's school life is the opposite, it is full of cold and dark colors such as blue and green, the most noticeable is the blue uniform, dark green carpets and dark walls. The director used these colors so that the audience could feel the shift from the cool privilege of the eastern suburbs and the warmth of the western suburbs. Although Looking for Alibrandi was not a box office hit, it is a successful Australian movie. The success comes from realistically portraying second generation wog - life in Australia and the difficult search for identity. Music and color are the two notable production elements used to create such an impressive and lively film. ...read more.

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