Adaptations of old stories will frequently move them closer to the production in time and/or space, even if the original is only a couple of decades old.
Distinct from Recycled IN SPACE in that the purpose is to make the story more familiar and accessible, whereas that trope is often based around transplanting a story into a less familiar setting. Also, by its nature, a Setting Update is typically made long after the original, whereas a Recycled Premise is usually a Me Too made to cash in on hot demand. Sometimes, especially with the more radical changes, it can be a genuinely clever analogy.
Color: A Storytelling Device
because the eyes never lies.
Color is a powerful communication tool. It affected our emotion, mood and behavior. In films, color is one of the most important visual device to tell a story. Adding color to films is was one of the first major development in cinema. Take a look at some of the creative use of colors in filmmaking.
In both La Vita e Bella (1997) and Titanic (1997), the color narrates the story. It marks the dramatic change of the story line. In the beginning we see the colors are bright, warm and sunny but as the movie comes to painful end, the colors are getting colder, darker and more desperate.
For a fantasy movie genre, color represent different period of time or different world. In Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Guilermo Del Toro decided he is going to do a contamination process as the 2 worlds in the movie start to come together. "We found the language we needed to help the audience understand the complexity of the movie.”
Red is a color that’s often linked with sex, but the dramatic context determines whether the red (and the sex) is seductive or repellent. In American Beauty (1999), the unhappily married protagonist (Spacey) escapes the banality of his suburban hell by fantasizing about a flirtatious teenager (Suvari). He often imagines her nude, covered with red rose petals— a symbol of his fiercely aroused sexuality, his reawakening manhood.
Spike Jonze collaboration with production designer K.K Barret in Her (2013) also focus on the color of red, it is to underscore a bright future ambience in the film setting. The key color motif is blood-orange red with a blue-less color palette. We see red in almost every frame of the movie. "It seemed to fit Theo’s temperament—his passion, compassion, loneliness, and hopefulness. Red was the perfect thing to use in the movie and we did it every which way we could." says Barrett.
Alfred Hitchcock uses the color of clothes symbolically. In Psycho (1960), Marion Crane is wearing a white underwear the moment she was introduce on screen. We can’t help but sees her as this pure, angelic, romantic woman who is in love. Once she has stolen money she wears a black bra. Our view of her shifted, Marion is not as sweet as we think we are, she is also dark, sly and her life is about to get an evil turn.
Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic (2000) has a complex story line with several different characters and settings. So he uses color filters to help to distinguish between these groups and colour is a purposeful narrative function.
You realise what’s happening here, right? Spock is talking to his dad, after everyone else has left the room, and what’s Jim doing? He’s just leaning against the wall there, waiting for Spock. Just waiting, so they can leave together. Just waiting for his hubby so they can go home together, as married people tend to do.
*cries for 1701 years*
Well this was just lovely.
Kirk and Uhura as bffs, no matter what universe :3
omg robocop my childhood and fassy, that would be great *.*
Michael Fassbender has emerged as director José Padilha’s apparent top choice to play the new version of “RoboCop” for MGM.
In an interview with G1 (via Bleeding Cool), Padilha says he and a writer are in Rio de Janeiro and have spent much of this month working on the script.
He’s now meeting with the studio to talk plans with filming in February or March.
I’m not so sure if thise film *really* needs a re-make.. it’s just that I don’t think it would fit into the 21st century but then again there would be Fassy and I can be exceptional easy when it comes to stuff like that..