In this scene, there’s Einar (played by Eddie Redmayne) and Gerda, his wife, (played by Alicia Vikander). This is the scene where Einar is able to reconnect with his true gender identity after having suppressed it for a long time. It’s also when the viewers meet LIli for the first time. Einar apologizes for having upset Gerda earlier. The camera cuts from each character after they’ve said their lines, with Gerda being at a higher angle and close up while Einar is at a lower angle with a medium shot. It then cuts to an over the shoulder shot of Gerda and Einar. She asks Einar for a favor: to help her finish the painting of Ulla, who is their friend and has canceled on her. This shot feels intimate since it pulls the viewers in closer. It’s also used to show the love/affection between Einar and Gerda. The primary color in the background is gray, which is a neutral color vs in other scenes there’s pinks and blues to represent gender roles. The use of neutral colors here represents a subconscious decision Einar will make: to embrace and reconnect with his gender identity. The camera pulls up and slows down when Einar opens the box. It shows a tender moment where he’s admiring the stockings, holding them very delicately. The sudden use of the dog barking and startling Einar breaks another intimate moment that he’s having. It pulls him back into the real world. Gerda corrects Einar as he pulls on the stocking since he was b[utting it on the wrong way. There is no added sound during this scene which makes viewers pay attention. The water drops on the floor are used to represent the change that Einar is about to experience. There’s an establishing shot of Einar sitting next to the painting getting ready to pose. Einar’s hesitation to wear the dress reveals a lot and foreshadows his internal conflicts Einar starts hugging the dress, in comfort.
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The story of candyman starts off with a black man being killed for being in love with a white woman and the second version is of him being wrongly accused of handing candy out to children with razor blades in them. People believed that candyman would come back and get revenge back on people for racial injustice. In both films they were attacked by policemen. I was reading the reviews and believed that whenever somebody says candyman and brings attention to his name, it’s equivalent to the black lives matter movement and speaking the names of the ones who didn’t make it, who didn’t get to fight, who didn’t get the chance to have their own voice heard.
During this scene he uses a lot of close up shots to show emotions and make the scene more dark. Especially with the lighting, everything else is dark but there’s one source of light that illuminates the side of the face. There’s a car scene where the wife is sitting in the back of the cop car crying and everything is dark around her except for the flashing lights coming off her face. The camera is panned on her and you can hear the struggle going on from the outside. The director knows how to set the mood with lighting, and sound. There’s a couple moments where it’s just silence and you’re waiting for the next move. Waiting to predict what happens next. Sets the scene for either a jumpscare or a new direction of the story. The director’s shots are very planned out.
In this specific scene where he’s walking along the cop car, This is after he’s been killed and he shows up and they take his wife into custody because they think the crime scene happened because of her because there’s nobody to be seen. And so his wife, she calls on his name and she hopes that his mind is set and clear and he knows not to come for her. So to me and to other people they see this as him getting his second chance to fight because he didn’t get the first chance to fight for himself. So his wife calling on his name is his second chance to be heard, his fate is in his own hands this time. ANd so at the end of the movie candyman comes back and say’s “tell everyone. “To me him saying tell everyone just means spread the word and let everyone know that he’s back and that has their back. Just like with the black lives matter movement, tell everyone to spread the word, keep it alive, keep fighting. So by telling everyone that candy man’s back and he’s helping people back to get their second chance to have their voice put fate into their own hands. I also believe that people are very confused by the bees that come out of his mouth and me personally I feel like the bees represent every soul that has been taken because of a racial problem. So when candyman gets called to fight back those souls of the people are helping him fight back too, to get their revenge their second chance.