Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Colors: Amelie

This week's post is one that I have been excited about for a while now. Amelie is both a delightful and charming film that became an instant favorite of mine after I saw it for the first time a few years ago. Red and green are the two colors that really stick out throughout the entire film, as you can see those two colors are almost always included in each scene in some way, shape, or form. In fact, the appearance of the film seems to have either been shot through a green lens or given that greenish tint during editing. Not only am I a fan of the colors in this film, but I also have a deep love for the story, the character of Amelie and the actress who plays her. Audrey Tautou breathes life and delight into Amelie, essentially carrying the entire film on her shoulders, thus the film would not be as wonderful without her presence. I must say that I had some difficulty capturing stills from Amelie because each scene and frame of the film is perfect and unique, and I also had trouble capturing stills that did not include the beautiful Audrey Tautou, as I was tempted to have her in each still.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the stills from Amelie below!


Keith said...

Great photos. I love this film. It's one of my favorite French films of the last decade or so. Audrey is beautiful and magnificent.

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Kelley Avery said...

Thanks for the kind words. I love Amelie so much and its one of the few films I can return to over and over.

J.D. said...

Yeah, I love this film as well. It's interesting as Jeunet kinda started out as France's answer to Terry Gilliam and he stumbled with that clunky ALIEN film but boy did he ever come back with a vengeance with AMELIE, a wonderfully hopelessly romantic cinematic treat.

Nice choice of images, btw. You could pretty much take any still from this film and it would be a work of art. Jeunet's framing is incredible.