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California State University, Sacramento
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Hrs 180 - The Film
The Film Documents

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1 Ii t c TheFrenchfilm Amelie directedby Jean Pierre Jeunetandreleased in 2001 is a beautifullyrted tale burstingwith vivid colors andcharacters You are drawnin and allowedto loseyourselfin everyperfectdetailfor v fewhours attemptingto absorb all you can You are savoringa wonderfultreat asyou enjoythe talentedperformances of Audrey Tautou as Amelie MathieuKassovitzasNino Quincampoix SergeMerlin as the GlassMan DominiquePinonasJoseph andRufusasAmelie sfatherand drink in the wonderful cinematographydoneby Bruno Delbonnel At the onsetof the film it is unclearwherescriptwriters Jean PierreJeunetandGuillaumeLaurant areheadedwith the randomfactswe are given suchasthat Amelie sfather doesnot like to urinatenext to anotherman It is soonevident however that everyarticle of clothing phraseand V enoir masterpiece This is an outstandingmoviethat doesnot loseanyof its magic camera angle has been given as much thought and care as even the smallest detail in a when viewedagainand again Amelie morethan deservesthe rating offour starsasit 1 e fS hada goal to more than entertain but alsoto inspir Ameliegrew up the only child of an ex armydoctor anda schoolteacher Becauseof her father s convictionthat shehad a heartmurmur Ameliewas taughtby her motherat homeandkept companyonly by her own activeimagination Whensheleft homeasan adult shebecamea waitressin a cafe continuingto live her solitarylife taking pleasurein skippingstoneson the waterlandmakingup questionsaboutthe world aroundher Whenshediscoversa smallbox full of a child s treasures shebecomesset on a courseof finding the owner of this box The discoveryof this box servesasa catalystfor changein Amelie slife as shebecomesdeterminedto help peoplefind a little bit of happinessby doing se actsof kindnessfor them With eachgood deedshe Amelie 3 world andpursueher own happiness which lies ultimatelywith Nino Nino and Amelie perfomls for another she comes closer to getting the strength to leave her safe lonely are kindred spirits both



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