Reel Talk: Children of Heaven

Reflection: Children of Heaven

Out of the films introduced in my Survey of Film 1950-Current class, Children of Heaven was the best film I have seen so far. The cinematography, plot, sound, mise-en-scene and symbolism all were strong and absolutely stunning. The parts that out shown the others definitely was sound and cinematography. Both of these elements brought out the central theme of the film which was moving forward and coping with depression. There were also many motifs in this film including water, gold fish (which according to burnsfilmcenter.org, are a sign of a good omen) and running that also alluded to the central theme.

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