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Cinemaic Techniques In Run Lola Run

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Describe the Structural and Subjective Frame of 4 scenes in Run Lola Run

Tom Tykwer’s ‘Run Lola Run’ uses various filming techniques to maximise the effect on audiences. To analyse these filmic techniques, structural elements such as signs, symbols, camera angles and editing techniques will be discussed. These structural foundations are enhanced by subjective elements such as lighting to create mood, music to heighten emotion, imaginative scenes and other types of shots that will also be discussed. Through these techniques mood and emotion is created.

Time controls every movement, decision and consequence in our life. It is this irreversible force that paths our future in a merciless, unknown direction. The opening scene in the film focuses
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While time will always continue to change our world, it is love that will hold it together. In the final scene of the film, Lola’s father is in critical condition, soldiering on in the back of an ambulance. However, it is not the medical attention that saves the father, but the love and admiration Lola has. The director uses a light, luminous boarder around the film as a euphemism to symbolise the fathers journey towards heaven. This light, indirect approach to the idea of death is received with a warm, sincere, sadness from audiences. These mournful emotions are heightened by the use of close up camera shots that focus on the uncontrollable tears of Lola and the misery of the father. As the light edges of the film start to engulf the frame, similarly to time in the opening scene, Lola reaches out to her father. This act of kindness and love dramatically improves Vatar (Lola’s father) and refills the audience with joy. This feeling is enhanced by the absence of death in the third scenario. While the other two time bending experiences had lost the battle against time, finishing with dismal and depressing consequences, Lola was able to harness her love and defeat the directionless force of
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