Amélie Paris Film Analysis

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Color and Its Influence on the Representation of Paris in Amelie The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain, a romantic comedy film which was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and released in 2001 represents what can be considered as a capricious depiction of contemporary Parisian life; the main part of the plot is set in Montmartre. In summary, its intrigue tells the story of a shy young waitress, whose role is interpreted by Audrey Tautou. Her character decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while at the same time she is struggling with her own isolation, which results directly from her childhood. Amélie Poulain, who was raised by unconvential parents — whom were convinced by error that their child had a heart defect — prevented her from interacting other children as a means of protecting her, or so they believed. As a child, she was home schooled by her mother. As a result of her isolation and loneliness during her early years, her character developed what is depicted in the movie as having an overly active imagination and even creates a fantasy life as a means of coping with her situation. After her mother is killed in an unexpected accident, her father’s notable avoidance of society worsens; which results in Amélie eventually making the decision to leave home and she becomes a waitress at Café des 2 Moulins in Montmartre. After having failed several times at romantic relationships, she finds fulfillment in the simple pleasures of life and by

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