Lars And The Real Girl Analysis

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An Emotional Understanding Behind Lars and the Real Girl Mise-en-Scene Craig Gillespie Lars and the Real Girl is a remarkable film, based on a plea for understanding, and compassion. In this film the director uses many camera angles, onset decorations, symbols, costumes and also lighting schemes that add value to the character of Lars. Lars being a shy young man living in a small town with an apparent mental illness shows the important role Bionca has in the films narrative. This movie provides viewers with a complex understanding of emotion which improves the validity of the films narrative. In the very opening of this film Gillespie introduced the white lighting and the layer of snow that seems to cover everything. There is a very quiet setting that raises a inconsolable …show more content…

He uses this to show the change of Lars, for example the baby blanket that Lars gave to Karen as she walked back into house after inviting Lars for breakfast. That is the blanket Lars mom made for him while she was pregnant with him. Lars mom died giving birth to him, and for this he feels responsible for his mother’s death. The baby blanket is of great value to Lars, in other words he can’t let it go. Gillespie uses this blanket as a tool of development to not feel responsible anymore. Another symbol Gillespie uses is (Bianca) the doll. Lars connects with the doll as if he was a kid playing with a toy. He took her everywhere, and viewed her as his realistic girlfriend in his delusional world. Bianca tends to always reflect the color pink and throughout the movie, Marego the girl who liked Lars prior to Bianca begins to favor the same color as Bianca. Gillespie uses the pink filter to show the growth that Lars is making with Marego. This is important because this is how Gillespie shows the development of love in Lars. Symbols in this film are used as a motif to understand, and follow the progress of

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