Oz The Great And Powerful Film Analysis

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Register to read the introduction…The first eighteen minutes of the movie along with the opening credit are black and white. This gave a nostalgic feel to the film. As Oz (the main protagonist) was in his hot air balloon, he was caught up by a storm, travels a long way and arrives to a magical land that happens to be called Oz, a place glowing with colour. The move from high contrast to shade was not moment. In the first place the sky turns into a bit blue, took after by the scene out of sight appears tinted and gets brighter. Throughout the span of a moment the black and white has given way to full colour. The storytelling element in the film has shown the contrast between the two worlds. There is an element of reality (black and white) over fantasy (colourfull) among the two…show more content…
Far from being completely black and white or totally clear in color, tones and shades comes in handy to impart to audience part of the story. In the film Pan’s Labyrinth, director Guillermo del Toro, made very conscious decision about colour to help the story telling better. Like Oz the Great and Powerful, this film is about two world. In the film, the fantasy world colours are warm. Besides that, to support the colour there are a lot of round and soft edge in the fantasy world. On the other hand, the colours are predominantly blue and grey and more pointy and sharp edge in Opehlia’s harsh reality.
Del Toro, had a unique approach in developing the story. When the two world starts to come together, the colour starts to mix. This to indicate that one world was infecting the other. As this part of the film was complex to understand, the colour mix was used as a language to represents the contamination

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