Run Lola Run

Distinctively visual  
**** Answer Question ****distinctively visual texts aim to manipulate the way we perceive images, critically affecting our interpretation of events and people we meet in our lives. This is a powerful means to enhance the appeal of texts for viewers. This can be seen in the movie ‘Run Lola Run’ by Tom Tykwer and the Zhang Xiao gang painting ‘Threads of Blood’. Both composers use their visual techniques such as motifs, juxtaposing, animation and camera techniques as a way of reaching out into the audience and manipulate there way of thinking.
The 1998 film ‘Run Lola Run’ directed by Tom Tykwer uses visual techniques to convey messages to the audience and involve the audience in the experiences that the images create. With the use of techniques such as constant motifs, animation and camera techniques, Tykwer explores and conveys ideas about love, chance and the importance of time. Animation is used by Tykwer at the beginning of the film when Lola is running down in a spiral staircase to enforce the game motif spiral, representing that life moves in a cycle. There is tension in the film between fate and individuals being able to control events and determine their own future. The spiral shows how events can spiral out of control.*****QUESTION****
Time plays a major role in ‘Run Lola Run’ has as Lola has 20 minutes to bring 100,000 marks to her boyfriend Manni before he gets killed by thugs. The importance of time is displayed many times in the film; Tykwer uses visual references to clocks e.g. close up shots of the pendulum, grandfather clock and the cuckoo clock in the opening scenes. This constant motif metaphor of the clock prepares us to what will happen in the movie and shows us the amount of pressure Lola is under to save her beloved boyfriend Manni. This makes us think about the significant impact moments in time can have on our lives. The grotesque image of the clock and the pendulum at the beginning of the film suggests that time can...