Friday, 27 November 2009

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

'The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover' is another movie that says alot through Art, whilst being successful with an attentive storyline. The portrayal of Albert Spica was very successful as I constantly wanted him to get pay his dues for all the bad that he had done, and the film never went short of showing us all the bad that he did do. There are various colour symbols that run through the film, this technique is one that I personally like in film, as it is not so 'in your face' whilst it's impact is massive. When Michael and Georgina are making love outside the toilets, their clothes along with the room become a red colour, red commonly symbolises passion and love, various other colour changes occur throughout the film to accompany the mood. I believe this technique was also succesfully used in House Of Flying Daggers, although this time, it was in your face, but this was because the use of colour was so beautiful it was something to be bedazzled by. 'The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover' lures you into the film, in a way that you become part of this world of murder, hatred and pleasure. Georgina eventually gets her way at the end, although it is far from a happy ending with the death of Michael, Albert's (played by Michael Gambon) reaction is priceless as Georgina delivers the final bullet.

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