Film Analysis Of Cuaron's 'Children Of Men'

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Children of Men In Cuaron’s Children of Men, Cuaron incorporates elements from two worlds, the foreground and background, to deepen the story being told through the film. Traditional films usually have the viewer focus on the foreground by letting the viewer follow the eyes of the main character. Cuaron’s film is unique by incorporating art in the background to portray a different narrative that aligns to that of the main characters, Theo and Kee. Through the use of media art, he helps the viewer understand the setting this takes place in. Pieces of art are used to symbolize cultural and biblical references that align and emphasize the miracle of Kee’s baby in an infertile apocalyptical world. Last and the most important, Cuaron instills a refugee crisis that revolves around the time this was released to the public. The crisis portrayed in the background corresponded to the heighten war on terrorism during those year and even today. All the techniques synthesize and connect to give the viewer a bigger world to interpret from and thus turns the film into a more powerful piece. To understand how the elements of the background, you must look at the foreground being presented. The plot centers around a former activist by the name of Theo whose past throws him in a path to save a pregnant woman in a world to believe to be infertile. Throughout the film, the camera that follows Theo periodically leaves him at moments to emphasize on the occurrences happening in

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