The film follows the emotional development and spontaneous rebellion of the main character, Sam Lowry, and his journey to seek love and power, displaying the true animal nature of human being’s greed. Gillian manages to achieve this demoralizing and oppressive nature of a modernistic world through the use of miss-en-scene, lighting and sound, including various techniques such as challenging camera angles and puzzling sets. I will begin by showing you a short clip from the opening couple of scenes, in which the dark futuristic world is Introduced effectively and immediately questions the viewer’s opinions of the modern day.
CLIP From the outlet, Terry Gillian Introduces a dark, unsettling and unfamiliar world that immediately appears to be oppressive. The use of lighting In the opening scene, or the lack of It, furthers the darkness suggesting a sinister, mysterious world. He continues this theme, by presenting the prospect of terrorism with the explosion – instantly fixating the viewer with confusion as to how war is still present in this bleak future. The effective use of the interview with the deputy minister reveals an insight into how the Jurisdiction ever the country is frighteningly passive when concerned with the topic of terrorism.
More worryingly, when questioned over the topic he responds with relations to the campaign against terrorism as a game and how they will eventually ‘hit them for six’. Several aspects of miss-en-scene used in these scenes, conveys the future-likeness of the world depicted, but others contradict this suggesting a world that is rather comparable with the modern day. Gillian does not hesitate to thrust the viewer Into an advertisement full society, or even propaganda like.
The TV’s display an advert that Is unmistakably similar to many shown In the decades following the great depression. The neon signs indicate futuristic means of appealing to customers. At the beginning of these scenes, through the use of the monotone introduction music, Gillian brings the viewer to ponder the daunting and unemotional future that begins to appear ever more sinister. This continued into the following scene when the department member kills a fly. This resembles a human characteristic that is ever present – to conquer and become all powerful.
This effectively questions the viewer’s integrity to themselves and furthers the prospect of death and what is to come, also symbolizing the government as a whole. Brazil – Terry Gillian By gangs which seems worryingly plausible throughout, questioning the viewer’s morals as well as their previous interpretations of today’s world. Gillian, as ever, uses unique Government, resembling a dictatorship, that is incapable of addressing the problems in hand and treats people as, dare I say, insignificant mice – with torture a means of
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