To begin, the colors used provide visual indication to inform viewers of the objective of the director and cinematographer (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2011). Throughout the majority of the film, very natural colors are used. Van Sant’s use of warm tawny tones is a creative way to create a sense of humanity and forms a strong feeling of understanding for Will. Whenever Will is in a situation he feels secure and relaxed, the hues are very affectionate and welcoming. For example, when he is in Skylar’s (Minnie Driver) room at Harvard, in Sean’s (Robin Williams) office, or in his own residence, the prev...
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To conclude, Van Sant does an outstanding job at directing Good Will Hunting by executing so many diverse and imaginative methods to tell a story that may otherwise get quite boring. The individuality of the elements and the way in which they are used, such as the kaleidoscope effect, is witty, and well-executed, causing the viewer to think about different parts of the film, and mainly about Will. It is especially unique because it does not just give you the answer, rather makes you decipher for yourself, just the same as Will, therefore creating a great sense of understanding for Will Hunting.
Goodykoontz, B. and Jacobs, C. (2011). Film: From Watching to Seeing. San Diego, CA:
Van Sant, G. and Bender, L. (1997). Good Will Hunting. New York City: Miramax Films.
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