Away Little Miss Sunshine

Question 2
People have distinctive problems and therefore have distinctive journeys towards reconciliation. Within the play “Away” by Michael Gow and the trailer of the movie “Little Miss Sunshine” different journeys are undergone to reach the stage of reconciliation.   In “Away” we see strained relationships of 3 different families who each find a path towards reconciliation.   On the other hand, within the trailer of “Little Miss Sunshine” we see the troubles of each member of the Hoover family try and reconcile with themselves and each other. The concept of reconciliation is communicated through various film and dramatic techniques, e.g. setting and characterization in “Away” and colour and dialogue in “Little Miss Sunshine”.
Firstly, within the trailer of the film “Little Miss Sunshine” a wide range of film techniques are used to convey the message of reconciliation to the audience. One aural technique used to great effect is the changing tone in dialogue. At the beginning of the trailer, when the characters are argumentative towards each other and show each other a lack of respect, the tone of voice in each of the characters (especially male characters) is fairly angry and abusive. An example of this is when Edwin calls Frank a “homo” and questions Dwayne about his sexuality (who himself has taken a vow of silence). This shows that each character has distinctive values and morals and require different journeys towards reconciliation.
As the trailer goes on and the characters continue on their distinctive roads to reconciliation, we begin to see a change in tone within dialogue of each character. A more caring and positive tone begins to show within their voices as they begin to realise and mend their different problems. For example, we begin to see Edwin’s softer side as he shows his love for his granddaughter Olive and towards the end of the movie Dwayne reconciles with himself and the family by breaking his vow of silence. Although the director literally...