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Emily Martínez Ana Cristina Moreira Adriana Horta
Plot Synopsis Independent film written and directed by filmmaker, artist, writer and protagonist Miranda July in 2005. The movie tells the story of a group of people and how they interact with each other while struggling with love, relationships, family, work, sexual experimentation and simply everyday life.
Characters Christine Jesperson Richard Swersey Peter and Robby Sylvie Michael and Ellen Heather and Rebecca Andrew Nancy Pam
Mise-en-Scene Setting Eden Roc, Richard’s House, Museum, Shoe department Costume Christine always wears pink tones or something pink, pink shoes, normal everyday clothes, Richard’s working suit Lighting high-key lighting Acting style Socially awkward, sexually forward
Mise-en-Scene Props bird, fish in the bag, coin at sunrise, hope chest, computer (. , / - ; <>), Ellen’s picture, sexual posters, pink stickers, pink shoes, Christine’s mirror, talking picture frame Make-up natural make-up and hair
Cinematography Point of view shots Richard looks at the bird Peter when looking at his family’s picture in between the pillow Christine looking at pink shoes (ME/YOU) Christine and Michael looking at Christine’s art
Cinematography Close-up When Christine is making her art Richard’s hand set on fire Bird on the tree and bird picture frame Peter’s drawing of me, you, and everyone we know Christine’s windshield ‘FUCK’
Cinematography An important slow motion take in the movie is when the goldfish flies off the roof of the car to the trunk of the other car. Editing After the fish falls off the car, the is a significant fade to change the scene.
Themes Sexual experimentation Heather and Rebecca give Peter a blow job because of the naughty poster messages. The online chatting between Robby and Nancy. Heather and Rebecca willing to lose their virginity to Andrew. Contemporary art The way Christine used her art to express her feelings Human interaction Christine and Richard Pam and Richard Nancy and Robbie Search for your soul mate Nancy through the internet chat Christine through her art Sylvie through her hope chest
Sexually symbolic objects Pink Shoes When Richard touches Michael’s foot and Christine reacts as if he was touching her. Richard grabs the shoes and starts talking about the bed dynamic with Pam. Crack on the walls resembles an erection Socks represents phalic objects Microphone Christine is passionate with the mic. because is the tool to express her sexual desires.