So I went to an art conference at my school. We discussed things there, like how colors can be very powerful and our subconscious picks up the subtlest of hints. Pixar’s UP was a very unforgettable example. The colors of UP had a lot to do with why we cried. You all know what I’m talking about, right??

Ellie’s death.

We were told that her color was pink. That’s why her hospital room had pinkish hue.

And the next scene had strong pink hues. He misses her. I think it’s got strong colors because of her personality.

Also, It’s like her presence is still lingering.

When he got home, only a small part of the frame (window on the right) has a pink hue as the sun is setting. By now, we know her presence is drifting away.

Mr. Fredricksen walks up the porch and goes into his house.

And when he shuts the door, the final frame looks like this:

Ellie is gone.

The entire frame is desaturated and cold because the warmth in Mr. Fredrickson’s life is gone.

And that’s another reason why this masterpiece is heart-wrenching. And that’s how powerful colors are in films.

"Up" the Movie Sentence Starters
  • "Please let me in."
  • "Adventure is out there!"
  • "Chocolate, I smell chocolate!"
  • "You'd better get up. Or else, the tigers will come and eat you."
  • "But I want to help!"
  • "I'm a great tracker, did I mention that?"
  • "You don't talk much… I like you!"
  • "Yeah, when I'm dead!"
  • "I can smell you."
  • "They were no match, too fast, they outsmarted us."
  • "It's just a weird trick or something."
  • "Where? Lemme at 'em."
  • "If we happen to get separated, use the wilderness explorer call- "CA - CA! RAWRRR!"
  • "I have your dog!"
  • "I'm tired. My knee hurts."
  • "There are no tigers in ____. Zoology."
  • "Let me go!"
  • "What do you… What do you think you're doing?!"
  • "I don't want your help, I want you safe."
  • "Give me some chocolate."
  • "Get off my roof!"
  • "I like you temporarily."