Movie Analysis: Run Lola Run

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German Film by innovative writer, musician and writer Tom Twyker. Its a hybrid combination of live action and animation, colour black and white footage aswell as 35mm handheld video camerawork tests the visual parameters of film. the title implies, the single, most distinctive visual feature is the image of a sprinting, flame haired woman. visual impact is the keystone feature of the film and a complex range of cinematic techniques achieve this. central running figure of Lola is shot from multiple angles. heroic quest to save a life

ensuring that we see Lola in myriad ways, identifying with her and entering the frame so to speak of her experience, the visual multiplicity of split screens which connect her with Manni, sensory reinforcement. she has a purpose, visual purpose of the film is to chart her ongoing determination to save her lover. "stream of consciousness " style of filmmaking without the narrative unity foind in mainstream films. vision is used in preference to dialogue to communicate and shape meaning, positioning the audience to empathise with Lolas plight admire her resilience and resourcefullness. Structural Elements

The film uses and innovative tripartite storytelling structure incorporating three wholly,self-contained alternate versions of events, played out in virtual ' reel time '. Lola rushes past each character, flash forwards offer alternate glimpses of their possible futures Each ultra rapid, freeze-frame montage is accompanied by the lifelike sound of a shutter click and whir of a hand held camera. The words " and then " reinforce our perception that these rapid fire glimpses into the future are alternate possibilities. Black and white flashback sequences are also used but only initial version of the story. Manni loses the money and this establishes his reliance on Lola to save him. emotional relationship is thus given at the beginning of the film to help establish audience empathy. A sense of panic is instigated with the phone ringing...
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