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.

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3 Responses to “All That Heaven Allows Response”

  1. lillianclaire22 October 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    I agree that having color in a melodrama is beneficial. I think it made the difference Cary’s way of living and Ron’s way of living much more noticable. We were more fully able to see the extravagance of Cary’s home and the simpleness of Ron’s. To me, films in black and white seem much more serious than films in color. All That Heaven Allows was a lighter, happier film and color helped make that happen.

  2. lordbyrne October 10, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    Good critical paragraph. You could have developed it even more. 10/10. JB.

  3. lordbyrne November 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    Looks like you’ve given up on the blog response exercise. Just so that you know, the blog response exercises make up most of your class participation grade, which is 30% of your final grade. JB.

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