As promised I am doing another presentation on Sin City as if I haven't done enough projects on it already; nevertheless I have finally decided to do my presentation on the second Sin City film; Sin City: A dame to kill for. So I have watched and taken notes on the film so far and I really like it; its not as good as the first but they had a lot of problems with timelines in this one, due to their being 3 separate stories in one and they all happen at different times. Despite the confusing timeline the film is really enjoyable and I am glad I have chosen to do my presentation on it; now I just have to watch it 20 more times.
The films colours do seem to correlate however I feel that the new one uses colours more for visual appeal where as the first film used them for hidden meaning. There are some new colours used in the film and I do have some theories of what they might mean.
Orange is featured on Marv's pills, 'Kadie's Bar' sign and Sally's Hair.
- Orange can be seen as a fiery colour so it could mean that it is fierce or dangerous.
- "Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief." (1)
- Orange is a self-indulgent colour.
- Orange represents Adventure and risk taking it also promotes physical confidence and enthusiasm. This links well to 'Kadie's Bar'.
Pink is only used on Sally's lingerie.
- Pink is often referred to as being sexy.
- It is also a very bold and powerful colour, suggesting that she is a strong woman.
- It can also be seen as a calm colour which could show weakness.
- Pink "reassures our emotional energies, alleviating feelings of anger, aggression, resentment, abandonment and neglect." (2) This fits in well to the story of the character the pink could be showing that she has calmed down after a near death experience.
Blue is used in the first film when information is being passed, in the new film Ava wears a bright blue coat.
- In the first film blue is also shown if someone is a traitor; this applies to Ava's character.
- "This color is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. It hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way." (3) Blue in our case could be used contradictory so that people feel as if they can trust Ava even though they cannot.
- Can be seen as being deceitful and spiteful.
- "It can also indicate manipulation, unfaithfulness and being untrustworthy." (4)
Finally natural colours:
By this I mean unprocessed colours; shown in all of the fire and explosions and in particular Marcy.
- Marcy is shown as the only person which natural skin tones; this could be to show that she is pure. This can also relate to the fire showing that it is also pure.
- It could show that she is full of life and that the darkness of Sin City has not yet gotten to her.
|Marcy and Johnny|
There is so much more I could research into but I think I am going to start writing my presentation soon or I will end up in a massive Sin City spiral and want to do a 20 minute presentation rather than a 3 minute one.
Cheerio for now.
(1) Judy Scott-Kemmis. The Color Orange. Available: http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-orange.html. Last accessed 30/02/15.
(2) Judy Scott-Kemmis. The Color Pink. Available: http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-pink.html. Last accessed 30/02/15.
(3) Judy Scott-Kemmis. The Color Blue. Available: http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-blue.html. Last accessed 30/02/15.
(4) Judy Scott-Kemmis. The Color Blue. Available: http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-blue.html. Last accessed 30/02/15.
Sally picture: http://sincity.wikia.com/wiki/Sally
Ava picture: http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/sin-city-a-dame-to-kill-for/238554/sin-city-the-hard-complete-timeline
Marcy and Johnny .gif: http://www.contestofchampions.net/sin-city-vs-sin-city