Six Feet Under Analysis

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In the series Six Feet Under, the underlying color scheme is muted and cold. The strategic use of color in the series coincides with the underlying theme of death throughout the show. The first instance of the dark color scheme is shown during the show’s theme song, in the theme song there are many items that appear in gray, brown, and white colors. The flowers in the opening song of the show start off with bright green and pink colors, which quickly turn to dark brown dull colors as the flowers die. This again reiterates the reoccurring theme of life and death in the show and shows how the cycle of life always ends with death. One thing that was especially intriguing about the series Six Feet Under, was the usage of color. The colors used not only reinforce different themes throughout the show, but also represent an array of emotions and characteristics of …show more content…
Rico became close friends with Nathaniel Fisher who ended up paying for his education and hiring him to work for his company. Rico while very quirky and sometimes random in thought provides a sense of harmony within the business early on. Rico had worked so closely with Nathaniel Fisher that he had such a passion for what he did and for the company as a whole that he tried to hold it all together. In episode 2, The Will, Nate ask him why his father would leave a portion of the funeral home to him? Rico reassures him that his father did it for a reason and that it would just be something for him to figure out along the way. This reassurance, balance, and refreshing attitude also corresponds with the color green on the emotional color spectrum. The use of color throughout this show was very innovative, the combination of the psychological use of color and the physical use of color really helped with the progress of the show, it should be interesting to see if the how the colors change as the dynamic of the characters change throughout the

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