Why “The Goldfinch” is a cinematic masterpeice


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Makanda Rolfe, Staff Writer - The Mustang Messenger

The “Goldfinch” is a movie released in 2013 that truly set the goals for the future generation of movies involving the showing of loss and ways to demonstrate a form of coming of age without making it seem like things are always going to work out the way you want them to. The symbolism of the painting in this movie ts an amazing way of demonstrating the point that Donna Tartt was trying to get across. The goldfinch painting symbolizes Theo’s loss of himself and how he’s dealing with the loss of his mother. The emotional impact that this movie has on everyone who watches it is extravagant. The use of the camera in this movie creates a sense of panic that mixes with a euphoric undertone. The only bad part about this movie is some of the ways they decided to do the flashback scenes between young Theo and adult Theo can get confusing if you’re not paying attention properly.  This movie is a great viewing experience for people above the age of 13. This movie has a lot of mature-themed instances but the difference in maturity in the different ages contains the keys to how you personally view the story. The best part about this movie is that no matter what it means to you it will absolutely provoke a strong emotional reaction you could go on about for hours.