How the Color in 'Sicario' Reveals the Battle Between Good & Evil

by V. Renee

In film, color is communicative, and in Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, color speaks volumes about not only the war on drugs, but the war raging inside ourselves to define what is moral and what is immoral.

In this enlightening video essay, the team over at Digging Deeper investigates Villeneuve's and DP Roger Deakins' use of color to show the audience not only where each character lands on the moral spectrum, but also the moral ambiguity inherent in the human experience.

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