An Analysis on the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Three people travel across a desert to work in another place. This sounds to be nothing special, but the travelers make it special. The special clothes impress me a lot. From bright colors of performance costumes to single color of daily clothes and from dramatic design to casual style, these clothes have formed a strong visual impact, representing distinctive personality and reflecting people’s mood. It could be said that the bright colors symbolize their passion and desire for wonderful life in which they can live and love freely; while the dull colors in daily clothes reflect their actual mental state that is painful because of hard work situations and unaccepted love. In conclusion, the bold and special costume design, in combination with lighting and framing, is a successful artwork. The excellent costume design contributes to the movie’s success and it, therefore, won Academy Award for Best Costume Design.
Besides beautiful visual enjoyment, the movie is also featured by thought-provoking themes. The movie reflects thought and mood of transsexual and homosexual, placing them into public concern. Suffering from gossip and criticism, they shoulder heavy pressure and live in fear. Actually they have no mistakes in relationship or gender cognition. As the editor Jane Cafarella wrote in The Age that the film is “with a message of tolerance and acceptance for homosexuals”(Jane). We should respect their love and cognition. They have the freedom to choose and love; they have the right to live in the way they like. Let’s forget the words of should and should not that bound sincere feelings. Lets’ be free in study and life. The more you are free, the more it is easier to success.
It’s very hard to come up with a solid genre for this film since it’s kind of a little bit everything, but the long lasting memory had made it a great ethical film. Overall, very good filming experience presented by the director.