A9 CC: The Majestic 24 Emotions Representations

The Majestic- Title PageThe Majestic- Colour EmotionsThe Color Wheel of Emotions

We watched the movie The Majestic in ELA. We then went through the movie and picked out the main parts that were important to the story line. Next, we chose colors that represented what emotion Peter/Luke was feeling at that time. I have explained my choices for these colors below:

  1. Girlfriend– The movie starts out with Peter Appleton and his girlfriend sitting in the movie theater, watching Peter’s movie that was just released. Happy seemed to be an emotion that fit this situation well. I decided to use the color green to represent this. I used the color wheel above to help me make color choices. Also, green is a happy color. There is lots of green in nature and nature makes me happy!:)
  2. Communist– The second point of the movie is when he is being accused of being a communist. I chose fear as the emotion to show this. I chose orange as the color because orange fear is in between angry which is red and terrified which is yellow. Also, orange is a brighter, bolder color, which makes me think something is going to happen in the story.
  3. Fired– This is the point in the movie when Peter is fired from his job. Anger is the best way to describe how he was feeling at that moment. The color I think of when I hear anger is bright red. It is bright and bold, and people tend to turn red when they are mad.
  4. Drinking– After being accused of being a communist and getting fired from his job, Peter is upset. That is the best word to describe how he was feeling at that time. He decided to go to the bar and ends up getting drunk. He is trying to drink away his problems. I chose a light red for this because he is not super mad, but things are still bothering him.
  5. Accident– After a night of drinking at the bar, Peter decides he wants to leave and ends up driving intoxicated. After driving for a while, its starts pouring rain and Peter ends up driving off a bridge. He would have to be terrified at that moment. I thought that a greenish, brown color would show this well because Peter is not angry and not happy so this seemed to fits that particular spot.
  6. Lost With no Memory– During the accident when Peter was in the water, he hit his head on something and was knocked unconscious. He woke up in the morning with a dog standing over him, licking his face. He didn’t know who he was, where he was or how he got there. He knew nothing. There was a man that was the owner of the dog that helped him up and got him to town to see the doctor. Peter had to be unsure of what was going on. He remembered nothing. That’s why I chose the word unsure. For this, I used a peachy, yellowish color. He wasn’t scared so it wouldn’t be yellow and peach just seemed like it fit as a color. It is in between yellow and red.
  7. Breakfast– Once the man that finds him(Ernie), gets him to town, he takes him for breakfast. The doctor just happens to come into the restaurant at the time Peter is eating breakfast. Ernie thinks that it is a good idea for him to get checked out, so they leave to the doctors office. They pass by a man sitting in the restaurant, and the man gets this excited look on his face. The word I chose for this is confused. Peter doesn’t know what is happening and is just going with the flow. Again, I chose an orange color because it just makes me feel confused and not sure what to do.
  8. Father– The man that was in the restaurant comes running to the doctors office needing to talk to Peter. They let him in a he introduces himself to Peter as Harry. The weirdest part of this is he calls Peter, Luke. Also, he says that Luke is Harry’s son. Everyone thought that Luke was killed in the war, but Harry is positive that Peter is Luke. Everyone believes this, even Peter. Still Luke is a little bit hesitant. The color I chose for this is a yellow, green color. He was somewhat happy, but also a little scared.
  9. Town– Harry convinces everyone that he is Luke. Harry then takes Luke and shows him around the town, to “refresh” his memory. Luke has no recollection of anything. Harry then takes Luke to where he lives. The old movie theater. He gives Luke a tour of that and takes him up to his living room.The emotion that best described this was interested. The color I chose was a bright green. Luke is happy and excited to see all of these new things.
  10. Reopening– Luke falls asleep on Harry’s couch and sleeps away the rest of the day and the entire night. Luke wakes in the morning with Harry and two other people standing to overtop of him. Luke sits up very rapidly because this startled him. Harry introduces the other two people, Emmett, and Irene. They are the old staff members from The Majestic. They had a very good idea to reopen the theater and start playing movies again. Luke doubts this a bit. He says it will take to much work to get it going again. The color I thought represented this the best is a bright purple. He isn’t sad and gloomy, which I feel is a blue color, but he isn’t mad which is red. He is somewhere in between this, so that’s why I chose purple.
  11. The Majestic– They get Luke convinced that it is a good idea to reopen The Majestic. They go and look through the whole theatre and see how much work it would be. They decide that they should and start figuring out how they are going to make this happen. The colour I chose to represent this was a darker green. Luke was intrigued and excited to see how this was going to turn out. Green representing intrigued seem to go along well with the other colours that I had chosen for the other emotions.
  12. Adele– Luke goes to the diner with his dad. There he meets Adele, Luke’s old girlfriend. They go for a walk around town, and she shows him all of the places they used to go to. At one point Adele gets a really bad case of hiccups and the only thing that fixes this is kissing Luke. He was excited in this part of the movie. A very bright green is the colour I choose for this. Excited is a lot like happy. When you are excited, you are happily mixed with so many other good emotions. I had chosen green to represent happy so I thought that a very bright green would show excited well.
  13. Party– The whole town has a welcome home party for Luke. They try and get him to play the piano because he was so good at it. He doesn’t remember how to play at first. He starts to play jazz music which is not what he played before. This confused quite a few people. Luke was amazed that people would throw him such a big party and that he remembered how to play the piano. The colour that I thought amazed should be is a yellow, green colour. He was thrilled with the party but also a little frighten to play the piano. Then he ended up playing it which shocked him a little bit.
  14. Confrontation– After the party, Luke walks back to the Majestic. He is just about back to the theatre when a man stops him. The man is Bob, a war veteran that lost one of his arms. He thinks that Luke is not Luke. He is fairly upset about this and ends up punching him in the face. Luke is very aggravated at this point in time. He can’t understand why Bob thinks that he isn’t Luke. The colour I thought represented this the best is a lighter red. He isn’t super mad that it would be a really bright, bold red, but he is getting to that point.
  15. Setting up the Theatre– A whole crew of people comes together trying to get the theatre ready for its first showing. People are busy doing all of the jobs that need to be done. They have to get everything ready for the opening showing that night. Luke is thrilled to see this happen. He is so much more than happy, so I chose a dark green. He is super happy to have the theatre up and going again. Also, it makes his dad really happy!
  16. The Moment he Remembers– Everyone starts to show up for the movie at The Majestic. The movie that is being shown is the movie that Peter released before he got accused of being a Communist. Luke has a moment of “Wait, I know this movie! I am not Luke after all!” He is completely astonished! His actual name is Peter Appleton.  The colour I chose for this was yellow. He was shocked which makes a person turn a bit white, but i thought that yellow would be a better colour to choose to represent an emotion.
  17. Heart Attack– Harry is the one that is running the movie and doing the reel change. At the time of Luke realizing he is not Luke, Harry misses a reel change. This causes everyone to panic. Peter goes running up to check on him and finds him on the floor. He had a heart attack. The doctor comes an takes him to his bed where he later passes away. This causes Peter a lot of grief and sadness. I thought that blue was the best colour to show this with. He is feeling down and depressed, and blue is usually the colour people associate with sadness and grief.
  18. Funeral– They have Harry’s funeral. Many people from the community show up. Peter is sad at this point in time. I chose a lighter blue for this. He still is sad; it’s just not as dark of blue as when he was grieving.
  19. Informs Adele About Not Being Luke– After the funeral, Peter asks to talk to Adele. He tells her about not being Luke and gives her all of the details. She is pretty mad at him and doesn’t want to talk to him. During this part of the movie, Peter is very worried. He doesn’t knows how to tell Adele or how she is going to take it. Then, once he tells her, she is mad at him. His emotions are an orange colour right now. He isn’t mad (Red), and isn’t surprised (yellow). He is somewhere in between there (Orange).
  20. Federal Agents– As Peter is walking down the street, a person calls out and orders him to stop. It is the federal agents accusing him of being a communist. They call him on it in from of everyone in the streets. People start to get upset. The Federal Agents tell him that he is going to have to appear in court. Peter is very frantic at this moment. I wasn’t sure what colour frantic would be, so I used the colour wheel to help me make my decision for this one.
  21. Talks to Emmett– After Peter is accused of being a communist in front the entire town, he goes home to the majestic. He finds Emmett in his room and talks to him for a bit. He tells him that he knew that Peter wasn’t Luke ever since he played the piano at the welcome home party the town threw. Peter is surprised about this and doesn’t quite understand why Emmett didn’t say anything. I chose a yellowish, peach colour for this because he was kind of shocked and upset at the same time.
  22. The Court Room– Peter has to go to his court hearing today. He is super nervous and can’t even focus on what he is trying to read. The court is getting a little upset with him because he isn’t using his time and doing what he is supposed to be doing. The emotion that represents this situation is nervous. I represented nervous with a light orange. He is stressed and getting a bit upset, and orange makes me think of stress and nervousness.
  23. Makes a Statement– Peter finally gets over his nervousness and starts talking. He begins making points about human rights. He talks about Luke and from what he has heard, Luke wouldn’t agree with what the court was trying to do. At this point, Peter is a little bit irritated. I used a bright pink colour to show this. He is getting mad, and he is trying to get his point across.
  24. Starts a “New Life”– After Peters court hearing, he goes back to his studio and quits his job. He then comes back to Lawson and finds Adele. They work things out and start dating again. They eventually get married and have children. Peter is more than happy! He is Exuberant! I again chose green for this. Green is just a happy colour for me and it fit the situation perfectly.

Here is a trailer for the movie The Majestic. It will give you an idea of what I am talking about.


3 thoughts on “A9 CC: The Majestic 24 Emotions Representations

  1. Hi Leah,

    What a great job you’ve done in putting together and polishing this specific blog post! I’m looking through everyone’s to give some feedback and there are lots more Stars to share with you than Wishes about your writing.

    Some stars I’d like to compliment you on are:
    – that you included the Emotions Colour Wheel that you used as a bit of a guide for which colours typically represented which emotions. Despite using that guide, though, I equally like (am really pleased with your choice in) developing your own specific colour for it all, though. Each colour is very much your own making, so you knew right off the bat that no one else would have any duplicate colour in their own work. Very cool!
    – I like, too, that you went beyond the 21 required events – you added another 4 just for good measure. That just shows how easily the review was to identify 21 (or 25) different parts of the film. It demonstrates your confidence, so of course that’s another element of this work to celebrate!
    – your formatting was great and I don’t see any errors in it. For each, you were consistent in how you started it: number, title given in capital letters and bold with a dash between it and the work. Neat!
    – and while a lot of people possibly wrote more about the movie event for their different scenes, you seem to have written as much or more about your decision on the colour choice. That’s awesome! That was the more complex part of the task, so that you focused so much on developing that is very telling of how capable you are with the work.

    If I can leave you with a Wish or two:
    – did you realize your title says “AG CC”? Was that supposed to say A8?
    – I’ll remind you that longer text titles, when referenced, should be underlined. This is very minor, but there’s not a lot to really suggest improving so “minor” it is!
    – the only other thing I could suggest to improve this would be to explain to your reader a bit more of why you can refer to the main character by two names – Peter/Luke. They might benefit from explaining both he and the people of Lawson didn’t know exactly who he was, so they referred to him by a name of who they believed he was. It might help someone who is stumbling upon your blog understand the point of this post just a bit more.

    Congratulations on how much work you’ve added to this blog project so far. If you look back at it, did you ever think when you started this that you would have developed so much content in a year??

    Ms. Waldner

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