Samson and Delilah is a movie about two teenage Aboriginals who leave home after tragedy strikes. Together, they embark on a journey. • The movie was released in 2009 • Directed by: Warwick Thornton About The Movie…
Without taking into account the events that occur in the movie of Samson and Delilah, this movie poster gives a positive perspective on Aboriginals in Australia.
In the picture, the two Aboriginal characters are holding hands and both appear to be laughing. This gives an optimistic and happy view of Australia as they seem to be having fun.
The silhouette created by the sunset gives a mysterious feeling, as though the characters are unreachable, and we don’t know much about them. Perhaps this is a representation of Aboriginals as a race, as generally we don’t know much about the way that they live. To us, they do remain quite mysterious.
The sunset signifies that the ‘day is over’ for the characters, meaning that they have completed their journey, with successful outcomes as they both look happy.
The sunset, combined with the colours of the sky, make for a beautiful back-drop. This gives the impression that Australia is a beautiful country. The light disguises the harsh, dry land, instead making it seem calm and quiet.
The text used for the title of the film is quite simple. However, by combing it with the colour, it appears quite cheerful and innocent. This gives a positive perspective of Australia, making it seem simple and peaceful.
Although the movie of Samson and Delilah can give quite a negative viewpoint on Aboriginal Australia, the movie poster does the complete opposite. • It places a calm, quiet, happy and innocent perspective on Australia, with a touch of mystery to keep viewers interested. • If someone who had not been to Australia before were to see this poster, they would get the impression that Australia is a beautiful country, one worthwhile paying a visit.