Mary and Max Mary's suicide attempt

- The distortion of the photo adds to the desolate mood of this scene and further supports the feeling of depression that Mary has and demonstrates to us how this effects her.

-The dark edges and shadows of this scene also add to this dark feeling and sense which we get from this part of the movie, as well as this it represents the darkness of suicide that Adam Elliot is exploring here.

-In this scene the bottle of Valium fills the shot right to the edges and takes up the whole screen. As well as this it is the main focal point of the screen for a longer duration then usual, (A longer amount of time that a still object usually would be on screen) This helps the audience to realise the importance and consequences that Mary is facing by taking this but also it helps the audience to realise what Mary is thinking of doing and how she has been feeling.

- The wide shot of this scene puts emphasis on the state of disorder that has come on Mary (untidiness, unbrushed hair, etc.) as we (the audience) are shown the full disorder in the room which resembles her life at this moment.

-The colours are very dull and the only bright subject in this shot is Mary underneath the sickly bright light which causes our eyes to look to her and resembles a cold hard feeling.

The camera angle is elevated above the actor in this shot which gives us a general overview of the setting but also is used to make Mary look smaller, more insignificant and even appear as weak. This sort of angle is also used to to make an area of land look larger than it really is which can be used here to demonstrate how Mary feels that theres so much wrong overwhelming her.

In this scene we see that Mary is being surrounded by all of the people in her life, they are all surrounding her in a way that is mocking her, as they all jump out at her. She is also unable to touch the images, suggesting that in some way or form they were once close to her, but she has pushed them away with her actions, making them out of reach.

in this scene we see the broken framed photo of Mary and her parents. The lighting in the scene is focused on the framed photo, suggesting that, at that time, she was happiest and she sees it as her fondest memory. The cracks in the photo are positioned in between Mary and her mother, leaving her and her father together. This suggests that she feels her mother had let her down in some way, and that she felt that the only person who truly cared for her their whole life was her father as he does not have any cracks on his side of the frame.

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