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FILM AS TEXT ESSAY Say thank you Gilbert say thank you Gilbert does indeed have a lot to be thankful to Becky for In Lasse Hallstroms Whats eating Gilbert Grape we see a range of production techniques used to show us just where and why Gilbert is thankful for and some of them are the way Becky built up Gilberts self esteem made Gilbert feel that he could go anywhere and meliorate his relationship with his corpulent mother When we first saw Gilbert we observed that Gilbert is a very demure person the fact that he says nothing much about him when he is introducing his entire family members proves this But as the movie progress and the interaction between Gilbert and Becky intensify we see Gilbert as a new person a person with much more self-esteem The relationship he has with Becky is what brought Gilbert to be a more conceit person as they were talking in one of the many scenes they have with each other Becky asks him What do you want for yourself before Gilbert answers he takes a while to think what he wants for himself and that is significant because Becky has made Gilbert contemplate something for himself instead of things for others As Gilbert answered the question the camera angle changes instead of a normal shoot of Gilbert the camera kind of focused in on Gilbert and looking down on him the reason for this shot is probably to show that Gilbert is thinking carefully what to say One of the most important scene thats in the film involving the two is the scene where the sun is setting and the two are talking not only is the rose colored sunset at
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