Distinctively visual is one which the composer of the text uses visual, spoken and written language to position the reader to elicit their ideas. This is a powerful means to enhance the appeal of texts for viewers. Tom Tykwer’s film Run Lola Run" includes Distinctively Visual scenes throughout the whole film using Symbolism. The exhilarating film takes the viewer through an intensely fast paced journey to find an answer to Lola's boyfriend's problem. Lola finds herself making life-altering decisions on the spot as she sprints through the plot. The actual timeline of the story is only twenty minutes, but the story takes …show more content…
While the lyrics tell of the desire of the singer to “go back to the start”, the images tell the story of the car accident which results in the death of his girlfriend. Similarly to Run Lola Run, the butterfly effect comes into play that one small thing can lead to a huge outcome – had his girlfriend kept her seatbelt on, she would have survived the crash. The effect of the clip being filmed in reverse exhibits Chris Martin’s determination and regrets to go back to the start again, which unlike “Run Lola Run”, there is no second chance. This creates the narrative fuzz, along with an enigma code throughout. Supporting Martin’s desire, there is a repetition of his lyrics at the end of each chorus “I’m going back to the start”, which create a relationship between the lyrics and the visuals, as the visuals are the man in reverse, and so he is therefore going back to the start.
The tone of the music video is in time with the music. For example when the car is rolling back up the hill from where it had just crashed down from, it seems to roll in time of the music playing at that time. This visual technique causes the viewer to feel as if they are actually in the music video creating the atmosphere to be more personal.
Therefore by exploring these two visual texts, we learn that the effect of distinctive visual in symbolism creates more