Medium in Movies: Alike, Paperman, Forrest Gump
Story is about father discovers his love for his son. Father’s love for his son is demonstrated in the beginning by his color recovered by hugs with his son after work. The son learning writing is the medium on which the diminishment and recovery of love play. Learning writing comes from a common sense of school. Engagement of audience is enhanced by eye touches of father and son, and father’s poses at the end.
It’s very smart that the movie takes advantage of the power of poses to intuitively connect and engage the audience. If the son is able to draw for learning writing at the end, instead of the father do the poses of playing violin, audience would feel less engaged and fulfilled.
Paper is the medium for starting the story. It comes from the guy holding the paper in the begging.
Feather has been throughout the story as the medium for untold purpose – it comes from heaven and it follows common sense.