By Natthaphon Amorntut and Jatechan Kirdsuk

Year 2013


The following study examines the usage of color semiotics in producing the short film ‘Eclipse’, which was awarded the Grand Prize Winners of “Young Thai Artist Award 2011” in the feature film category. The film was also invited to be screened at the prestigious “Official Selection 10th World Film Festival of Bangkok” from 16 to 25 November 2012 at Esplanade Cineplex Ratchada. The primal inspiration behind the film was to implement color semiotics as a sole element to narrate the story in terms of its meaning of giving hope, reflecting sadness and tragedy, which this will subsequently mirror society of individuals in need of hope, being faced with adversity and are in a state of despair. Furthermore, these factors mentioned may even lead to commit suicide cases and individuals being in a wrath towards their parents, cousins and relatives.Using the basis of this film’s dialogue, characters and the different dimensions of them; this study’s primary objective is to: 1) Use color semiotics in the film as a way to reflect hope, faith, sadness, love and death; 2) Use color semiotics as a way to reflect the film’s meaning in the psychoanalytical thriller genre.

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