The narrative is split into three 20 minute sequences. With each sequence Lola learning something new which significantly has an effect on the final outcome. This shows that Lola is in a race-against-time to help save her boyfriend. Tykwer is trying to show that by correcting past mistakes can help the individual in accomplishing achievements. A characters personality or situation can be explored through significant visual elements.
How does this director, Tom Tykwer, attract the attention of the audience in the opening moments of the film, ‘Run Lola Run’? The film ‘Run Lola Run’ (1998) directed by Tom Tykwer attracts the attention of the audience in the opening scenes by the various film techniques used particularly the visual techniques and aspects used throughout the film, such as recurring motifs, colour , animation, camera shots and angles and editing. The recurring motifs are the recurring show the ticking clock and the importance of time used throughout the film. Throughout the film time is crucial, as the film is about Lola only having 20 minutes to find 100,000marks to save her boyfriend Manni’s life. In the opening scenes there is a swinging pendulum as names past by, the swinging pendulum allows us to hold our eyes to the pendulum which helps establish the importance of time.
Time is a significant theme within the film as the pratagonist, Lola is on a game like mission to save her boyfriend, introducing the idea of game theory. This is clearly reflected through the same use of animation where Lola is given three chances to succeed in her mission. The use of multiple distinctively visual features throughout the film successfully create an exceptional viewing experience. The most significant idea conveyed throughout 'Run Lola Run' is that of time. Time is eminent from the opening sequence where the viewer observes the large clock swinging loudly from side to side.
Run Lola Run Run Lola Run incorporates several techniques in order to create a thrilling story as Lola runs against the clock to get 100,000 marks for her boyfriend, Manni, in just 20 minutes. This is an extremely quick paced movie, as emphasized by making jump cuts and fast motions. There are also extreme angles to show the desperation of the two main characters, Lola and Manni. The obvious motif through this story would be time, or more specifically clocks, since all of the scenes are all different by only a few initial actions that completely change the course of everyone’s fate. The rapid montages he uses for extra characters Lola comes across show their future via photograph, all with different twists that depend on her actions.
Composers use visual techniques to convey significant global issues, examples of this can be seen in Tykwer’s movie; ‘ Run Lola Run ’ and Evard Munch’s painting; ‘The Scream’. Some of the global issues conveyed are; the power of time, Life’s unpredictability, angst and alienation. Both composers use their mediums as a way of reaching out into the world, the themes they chose are not only relevant to themselves but also to the wider audience, in using images they have conveyed their message in away that otherwise might have been misunderstood. Tykwer’s movie; ‘Run Lola Run’ portrays an impossible situation in which a girl, Lola, is forced to race against time to find a way to save her boyfriend, Manni’s, life while discovering how unpredictable life can be. Tykwer uses distinctively visual techniques such as; low angled shots, split screen, close ups, flash-forwards, alternate realities, and fast-cutting to convey the global issues put forth by this movie in an effective way.
Proof: When Beatrice and her uncle Leonato discuss Benedick himself, Beatrice replies, “With a good leg and a good foot, uncle, and money enough in his purse, such a man would win any woman in the world, if a could get her god will.”¸(act: 2, scene: 1, 13-15) Analysis: Beatrice is a stubborn and picky young woman who wants to marry someone of her choice and who is suitable of her. Transition Sentence: Benedick can be stubborn about certain things and Beatrice shows the same characteristics. Subject B Detail: Benedick is also very stubborn about getting married. Proof: When arguing with Beatrice, to prove that he is better than her, Benedick mentions how every woman loves him, but that he loves none. Analysis: Like Beatrice who is very obstinate about marrying any man, Benedick is self-righteous and thinks that no woman is worthy enough for him.
If America regulated Singers proposal, it would positively effect peoples morals and the values they place on a life. Singer also Cites Peter Unger “By his calculation, $200 in donations would help a sickly 2-year old transform into a healthy 6-year old” $200 dollars would seem very inexpensive to most to save a life. If every American who could spare $200 to donate overseas, the number of lives saved would be tremendous. This would also create a ripple effect causing Americans to follow those who donate. The cons of Singers proposal is that it is unethical and would drastically change Americas economy and culture.
The characters of the film have great synergy and their emotive relationships draw even more emotion from the audience. The protagonist, Dom Cobb, (Leonardo DiCaprio) plays an “extractor” overwrought with guilt from his wife’s untimely death. His wife Mal, (Marion Cotillard) although diceased, plays a large role and is undoubtedly the antagonist of the film; she haunts Dom’s every thought like a malignant infection. Yet hope prevails for Dom and the memory of his wife, in the form of a young college student named Ariadne (Ellen Page) who helps him find the way out of his emotional labyrinth. Despite Dom’s unscrupulous line of work and flexible moral conscience he plays a favorable role.
Zelda and Nicole Diver in Tender is the Night are rich socialites seduced by living in the exuberant lifestyles they were accustomed to enjoying. Zelda Fitzgerald and Nicole Diver also are very dependent on their husbands for support of their lavish ways and their mental stability. In the end, both women are plagued with mental illness that is crippling, and forces both husbands to be their support system. Fitzgerald utilized the heroine Nicole Diver to symbolize his relationship with his erratic wife Zelda in Tender is the Night. In the beginning of both the Fitzgerald’s and the Diver’s relationships Zelda and Nicole are rich socialites.
The ways in which the characters deal with their disillusionment shows the true strength and quality of their personality as well as helping to shape their character for the future. By far the most extreme reaction to their expectations not being realised is that of Miss Havisham. Miss Havisham fully expects to live out her dream of marrying her love Mr Compeyson, however when these hopes are dashed and Miss Havisham is jilted at the altar she immediately spirals into a break-down. Herbert Pocket explains all this to Pip (and makes it clearer for the readers) in chapter twenty two, he describes how Miss Havisham shortly after “laid the whole place waste” and that “she has never since looked upon the light of day”. This shows just how weak her character was on the inside as she was unable to accept the set back and continue her usual (and very luxurious) way of life.