Archive | October, 2012

All That Heaven Allows Response

6 Oct

All That Heaven Allows (1955) is about a man named Ron Kirby and a woman named Cary Scott that meet and fall in love. Upon receiving disapproval from her friends and even a threat from her children to abandon her, Cary breaks up with Ron and the two are miserable for what seems will be the rest of their lives. However, when Cary notices everyone around her falling in love and finding happiness, she decides to choose her love for Ron over her reputation with her friends. When Ron suffers a life-threatening accident, Cary hurries back to him and they reunite.

I think a melodrama in color is very beneficial because it helps to bring out the characters’ emotions, the time of day and year, and shadows. The latter two may not seem important, but both help to convey the theme and the tone of the film. Simply having color in a film helps to create drama and definition for the picture.