Benny And Joon Essay

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In the movie, Benny & Joon By Jeremiah S. Chechik, colour is used in many occasions to develop the audience's understanding of the characters. Specifically, Joon. In the beginning of the film a montage of Joon painting and a train travelling is displayed. Giving us our first impressions of Joon. The next scene where we learn a lot about Joon is when she is snorkeling in traffic. We learn the extent of her disabilities. Towards the end of the movie one of the final scenes is when Benny and Sam visit Joon in the hospital. We learn a lot about joon at this time. Including that she wishes to be able to make her own decisions.

In the first scene Joon is painting on a large canvas with many different colours, they express her emotions and feelings. The scene if very light and has an absence of dark shadows. This allows us to have a clean canvas to develop the character in their mind on. The colors on the physical canvas are red, yellow, orange, blue, and white. These exemplify her friendly, youthful, and loving traits. We Learn lots about Joon and based of of what we learn we make assumptions of how she will be throughout the movie. This scene sets the plain on which we judge
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To making important life decisions on her own. We can realize this change through the use of colours throughout the film. We recognize the fact that her mind is cluttered with emotions and isn't grounded through the use of the many colours in Joons painting. We then realize that Joon doesn't quite fit into society through the pure white used to symbolize Joons innocence. As the mood of the movie becomes more serious and Joon takes on more responsibility the scenes become darker and have colours with more complicated feelings. Such as the use of purple signifying Joons self confidence increasing. Many colours throughout the film add to our understanding of Joon and develop her

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