1) Discuss the reasons that lead to the color changes and shifts in the perspectives of at least three of the main characters in the film Pleasantville.
Released in 1993 by Gary Ross, Pleasantville presents David and Jennifer, a brother and sister that share the same high school, but completely different lives and networks. To escape from his life and the reality, David is addicted to the “Pleasantville” TV show. “Pleasantville” is the representation of the perfect city where the Parker family embodies the perfect family. After a fight Jennifer and David broke the TV remote; suddenly a mysterious repair main shows up and sends them into the Pleasantville show. Stuck in this TV show the main charters have to pretend to be respectively Bud and Marie Sue Parke and try not to change this black and white world. Unsurprisingly, they did change the script and turned step by step the Pleasantville universe into a colorful and aware city with self-reflective citizens. The inhabitants are not the only ones who metamorphosed; Jennifer and David also grew all along the movie.
At the beginning David was shy, lacking in confidence, a dreamer; he could not even talk to his lover; he had friends as insecure as he was, and he was hidden in the utopian Pleasantville world. Once stuck in the TV show he did not want anything to change, he wanted to follow the script to keep this world he always dreamed of as it was, until Margaret started to flash on him, then his perception of things changed. He said to Jennifer that she could not have sex with Skip because he was unreal; he still started to have feelings for Margaret. David went from the shy boy to the leader, the one who has knowledge and spread it, like when he tells the citizens what was written on the books; he also put out the fire. He talked in front of the court and defended his opinion, and during the final scene, he also took care of his mother and explained to her that they were no scripts. This final part...