The Color of Urban Areas in David Fincher’s Seven Cover Image

Kolor w przestrzeni miejskiej Siedem Davida Finchera
The Color of Urban Areas in David Fincher’s Seven

Author(s): Małgorzata Choczaj
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Sociology of Art
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Seven; David Fincher; Darius Khondji; Lighting; Sound; Thriller; Serial killer; Seven deadly sins; Colors;

Summary/Abstract: The city in Seven is full of dark and claustrophobic spaces, dominated by three colors: black, green and red. The significance of these colors is associated with sin: laziness (green), impurity (red) and pride (red, white). Desaturation of color and deep blacks throughout the film are the result of artistic treatments such as fly-flashing and bleach-bypass. Color is complemented by light – sometimes minimal, other times quite blinding. The sound of thunder and rain complete the picture of the city as a place of moral decay, where two forces are fighting: light and darkness, purity and sin.

  • Issue Year: 12/2013
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 307-316
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish