Do you have any follow up questions or comments about our discussion of editing style (comparing The Perez Family with The Florida Project)?
What are your thoughts on our first three films (The Perez Family, Children of Men and Goodfellas)? Had you seen any of these films before? Which did you enjoy watching the most? Which do you think was the most interesting in terms of critical discussion of mise-en-scène? What about in regards to the theme of "On The Margins"?
What did you think of the film as an example of a movie that shows what it means for people and places to be marginalized? How did the film show you the margins? Are there particular characters or visual devices that were especially effective for you on this theme?
Here are possible topics for discussion about The Perez Family for M. Feel free to make additional suggestions or to start the conversation here:
- Showing marginalization through costume, and also character styling like with hair or make-up.
- Showing marginalization through setting.
- Action and performance as a way to show which characters have marginal identities and which do not.
- Visual symbolism, e.g., water and flowers.
- Uses of color.
- How the film shows what makes a “family.”
Share you initial thoughts and feelings about The Perez Family here.