When juxtaposed with the bright, true tones of the flashbacks, this "brave new world", devoid of color, is truly devastating. Even more devastating is earth's lack of light. The lack of sun and artificial light accounts for the film's low key lighting. Light is so scarce in the future that flashbacks are almost alarming Ladies Pink Adidas Gazelle Trainers in their bright cheeriness. High contrast lighting is used in the cave/fire side sequences, to show man's primitive return to chaos. Being a formalist film, The Road uses extreme angles to affirm the smallness of the protagonists as men, especially with high angle shots. One of the more dynamic uses of photography and angles is used during an earthquake, in which cameras are attached to falling trees in a forest. This Adidas Gazelle Mens Black
kills a cannibal making an attempt on his life, he remorsefully asks, "are we still the good guys?" (Hillcoat). To survive is not enough; the protagonists increase the weight of their burden by instituting an ethical code which mainly condemns the consumption of human flesh, despite it being one of the last edible resources. Another ideal is earth's indifference to mankind and vice versa. Because of the new world's barren lack of resources, it's easy to conclude that the world is dying, when in fact, the world is only changing. It is mankind that is dying in its failure to adapt to these new conditions; it is mankind which took the world for granted; mankind which now pays for its arrogance. As the wise elder Eli (Robert Duvall) states to the pro.
not only reveals the velocity at which the forest seems to attack Man and Boy, but also sympathizes with the dying planet, noting its own painMany ideals can be construed from Hillcoat's adaption of McCarthy's pointed novel.
as his own, validating Man's will to survive. To allude to the smallness of man, and the endless road ahead, director John Hillcoat and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe photographed The Road with a myriad of long shots and extreme long shots. At certain "checkpoints", where it appeared the protagonists would find safety, deep focus shots were utilized (focused on those particular points). Close ups of Viggo Mortenson's face communicates his character's fears and pain which cannot be expressed through dialogue to his son, for fear of diminishing Boy's "fire inside". The post apocalyptic future was shot with a brown/gray filter to emphasize the dull, decaying planet. To symbolize Man and Boy's hope, fire appears warm and vibrant despite this filter. Though aside from fire, colors are nonexistent. This is highlighted by Boy's amazement at seeing a rainbow at a waterfall in which the protagonists bathe. Even a can of Coca Cola pried from a vending machine seems to have lost its redness; and when Boy scribbles Adidas Gazelle Sleek Womens Trainers
One of those is determining the ethics of survival in a world that is chaotic and indifferent to man's values. Man doesn't want Boy to try whiskey). Boy piously follows his teachings blindly, so concerned with good and evil, that when Man Adidas Originals Mens Gazelle Indoor Trainers Nomad Red/White
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