In Orlando, there are many extremes of emotions that are witnessed and experienced. Throughout Orlando's life events and transformations, his / her emotions on screen help convey the internal feelings and thoughts behind the visual information. Orlando appears to exprience deep happiness in some moments, and deep melancholy in others. Overall, as Sally Potter stated in one of her assets I have included in my pathway, "The unifying principle is the force of the character of Orlando who propels us believably through time and history in the search for life and a love."
Throughout the film, the weather and natural surroundings constantly change. While looking through the archive, I began to pick up on the different moods based on the different weather climates. Mourning, sadness, and negative images often appear while the weather is cold, snowy, and dark. When the weather is sunny and pleasant, there is more light hearted music in the background and the story line is on a more positive note. The weather in Orlando is not only a representation of the area in which the scene is meant to be set but it seems to also be used as an aid in creating a specific mood and tone for the audience to pick up on.
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