Run Lola Run

distinctively visual is created in Run Lola Run and in ONE other related text of your own choosing? Distinctively visual is one which the composer of the text uses visual, spoken and written language to position the reader to elicit their ideas. This is a powerful means to enhance the appeal of texts for viewers. Tom Tykwer’s film Run Lola Run" includes Distinctively Visual scenes throughout the whole film using Symbolism. The exhilarating film takes the viewer through an intensely fast paced journey to find an answer to Lola's boyfriend's problem. Lola finds herself making life-altering decisions on the spot as she sprints through the plot. The actual timeline of the story is only twenty minutes, but the story takes a twist to explore the idea of the butterfly effect. Certain recurring images give the viewers a better understanding of the character's feelings, their conflict and action. Like Tykwer’s film, Chris Martin’s music video “The Scientist” also creates distinctively visual through the use of symbolism as the idea of fate is explored.

In the film, “Run Lola Run”, Tom Tykwer utilises distinctively visual techniques to show the idea of gameplay, time and fate. At the start of the film, the quote “The end of the game is just the beginning” suggests that a game is not all about winning or losing but about how you play it. Lola plays this as she approaches each of the 3 runs differently. The choices Lola makes affect the other characters lives drastically using snapshots as a flash-forward. Each time she runs through those twenty minutes she affects the people around her differently, because she chooses to make a few different decisions. This is done as the director explores the idea of the butterfly effect – One small change can lead to a totally different outcome.   In the end she chooses to put herself in the hands of luck and hope for the best, which ends up being the best decision. This idea is emphasised in the plot through her...