Aloe Vera Drake

So I decided to watch the brilliant Vera Drake (2004) last night which has to be one of Mike Leigh’s (Secrets & Lies, Happy-Go-Lucky) best films. But what surprised me most about Vera Drake was the colour of the film. From the DVD case below you may think that the colour would be quite grey and quite bland when in fact, the film was quite the opposite.blanddrakeThe colours yellow and blue are used heavily throughout the film and these colours could almost be seen as a progression in Vera’s character. The film starts off with a nice yellow glow presenting Vera’s life as pleasant but it later progresses into a cold blue as reality takes hold and Vera’s life takes a dramatic turn. I made a little collection of frames to show this.

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Matt.

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