The Flick Film Analysis

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Sex, love, depression, guilt, trust, all are topics presented in this remarkably well written and performed drama. The Flick, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Annie Baker, serves to provide a social commentary which will leave the audience deep in thought well after the curtain closes. Emporia State Universities Production of this masterpiece was a masterpiece in itself, from the stunningly genuine portrayal of the characters of Avery and Rose, to the realism found within the set, every aspect of the production was superb. When the lights come up the audience is immediately thrown into an old and dingy movie theatre complete with popcorn strewn across the floor. It is within this set that deep social commentary is made throughout the…show more content…
Although the costumes are very simple, the difference and the effect of the costumes before and after the theatre is sold to a chain company is astounding. During the time in which the theatre is owned by the original owner, the style of costume is somewhat complex. The stark contrast between the color of Sam and Avery’s uniforms and the color of the set makes them stand out visually from the rest of the set. Also, before the theatre is sold, Rose does not seem to wear her uniform but instead wears clothing that many people would associate with a lazy day at home. This costume choice for Rose empowers who she is as a character. After the theatre is sold, each of the three employees is wearing a plain red uniform with black pants, black shoes, and a nametag hung around their neck. This uniformity is a commentary on the sale of the theatre to a big brand company. When the theatre was sold, it was sold into a chain system, in this system the employee loses all individuality and becomes nothing more than a clone. This cloning plays a key role in the final scene between Avery and Sam when Avery realizes he is better off because now he is no longer a part of a system, he can advance in the…show more content…
Rose is portrayed throughout the production as the promiscuous projectionist who isn’t quite sure what she wants out of life other than a good time. Outside of the world of the play it is obvious to tell if someone is flirting, there are many innate behaviors associated with the act itself. Given this fact, Rose’s flirting with Avery was extremely realistic, from the causal touches to his shoulder, to the way that she looked at him while they were watching the movie, every aspect of her acting was extremely life-like. This impressive use of skill allowed the audience to become more engrossed in who Rose is supposed to be as a

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