RED: The Caffeinated Colour

Notes taken from: Patti Bellantoni, If It’s Purple, Someone is Gonna Die, Elsevier, Oxford

Bright red is like caffeine. It can activate your libido, or make you aggressive, anxious or compulsive. In fact, red can activate power.

In Lawrence of Arabia, there were a lot of colours that expressed the mood of the scene, this aided the events of the characters in conflict and in other circumstances.

Red was one colour that could be found throughout the story of Lawrence of Arabia, with either blood or the clothes of the Arabs and British officer’s uniforms. This is understandable, as the course of the movie sees Lawrence take power and face death. Red is a colour that symbolizes, aggression, alert, and (also) warning.


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