The Gift Movie Analysis

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We’ll be diving into the movie The Gift which was aired in the early 2000’s. This movie was directed by Sam Raimi and written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson. To me this movie was astonishing from all of the categories we’d gone over in class. This movie focuses on a variety of colors. Not only using color for gloomy and ominous settings along with bright colors for safety, purity and spirituality. These colors also heighten the way people act and accentuate their characters. I loved how the colors were used in this movie because it kept you guessing and on your toes. During beginning of this movie there was a very gloomy sequence it started off very dark with Spanish moss trees which were only dark black outlining. This outlined…show more content…
They have a few encounters throughout this movie. One of the major scenes happens when Valarie decides to go back to see Annie. Donnie drags Valarie out of the house by her hair where she is dragged across the floor into red paint. The red paint got accented on Valarie’s clothes because she was wearing white light colors. This shows she meant to harm but Donnie was a whole lot of trouble. This made it seem like he was the one to kill the victim because he was so violent whereas Wayne had a very innocent happy attitude going for him. I routed for Donnie to be thrown in jail because he was just a terrible person, but I knew who the real killer was. After all this had happened Annie in a later scene was doing laundry which was all white and she was visited by a spirit which is her Granny, this scene was all white knowing that this was a peaceful spirit. Granny does say “Looks like there’s a storm coming.” Annie then says “No, Granny it’s clear.” Who then responds with “Nu-uh.” The sky gets dark with a very earie, demonic dark feel to it. This showed a warning to Annie. We were flashed with dark colors and dark red blood splatter across the screen with the glimpse of a white lifeless pale body in a matter of seconds. Then the sky automatically clears up again connecting us that the murder hasn’t happened…show more content…
This film was just excellent for giving you clues or throwing you off. I felt like this movie was one of the best thriller movies ever made because it isn’t like the teeny bopper content that people are always looking for. It is a real die hard movie that I recommend everyone to take a look
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