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The Best of Both Worlds Terry Gilliams science fiction satire Brazil is a collection of eccentric architecture lighting costumes and cinematography that endorse his unique luster The film merges many of the centurys troubles into a vast glimpse of Gilliams vision Terrorism bureaucracy technology industrialization and love combine to produce a distorted reflection of society This reflection is supported by the overall design Gilliam provides within the film The design of each individual scene can be depicted or illustrated by the scene itself Gilliams overall satiric message is enhanced by the design of each scene and seemingly the mood of the entire movie The films content is saturated from the opening scene Gilliam maintains this saturation throughout the entire film The audience is taken through the life of the main character Sam His life sets the stage for Gilliams vision The portrayal of the main character Sam and his world are the perfect combination for a satire The world created by Gilliam is ludicrousness Gilliam gives the scenery a plain look with mostly dark colors to signify the corrupt world The glamorous new-born ladies with their face-lifts symbolize materialism and the new unnatural reformation while most everyone else is consumed in black and white The only other brilliant actions in the movie ironically occur when a terrorist bomb goes off in the middle of the population The buildings throughout the town although large are quite plain and tedious In this day and age a company is recognized by its appearance and design All together the buildings seem to imprison the people of the city symbolizing the chokehold of the government Gilliam presents Sams house with state of the art technologically The simple ring of his alarm sets off and automatically accomplishes many of a persons daily morning chores for morning without stress is virtually impossible However because of technologies biggest downfall Sam finds his morning everything but ideal Possibly the biggest
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