Guy Ritchie's Film King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
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The use of certain colors associated with clothing in a film can help tell a story, show a character 's journey or who they are to the story, and it helps communicate ideas to the audience. In Guy Ritchie’s film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the battle between good and evil is represented by light colors like white, tan, or light brown and black in clothing, but when using magic, the characters who represent “good” have blue, gold, and silver accents while “evil” characters have red, orange, and black accents. Colors can have a powerful effect on the audiences’ understanding of the story. According to Richard La Motte, the “real story” of a movie is “not in the dialogue or in the setting but in the theme, which is what all the visual and audible information expresses and reveals” (La Motte 1).
Colors and Camera angles can help the audience understand more about the character’s feelings and where the story is taking place. When the movie starts, the opening credits give the audience an explanation of the events occurring, and it establishes setting by telling us that the evil mage Mordred is marching on Man’s last stronghold, Camelot, to destroy all non-magical beings.
As the film continues, the camera moves inside the castle looking out at the elephants, but down on the people in the doorway of the castle. Sara Spurgeon states that this high-angle shot makes these characters seem small or weak compared to the invaders outside (Spurgeon 2). The camera then focuses on a