Mary and max was based on a true story and is a Claymation. The Claymation had 133 separate sets, 212 puppets, and 475 miniature props.
Upon research.The film has a Voice over narration.There is two main characters “ Mary Daisy Dinkle” and “Max Jerry Horowitz’The film was written and directed by Adam Elliot the film was realised at 15 January 2009
It starts off in the year 1976 with the first few scenes of the town the movie is set in. For example buildings in new York in black and white and its bill board, a taxi driving to the left then it goes into neutral/ muted colours of different sized houses from above then street level followed by the billboard that reads” welcome to mount Waverley tidy town 1972”. It starts off introducing the characters that are linked with Mary
Later on in the film buildings in New York in black and white and its bill board, a taxi driving to the left.
The contrast in colours is possibly to tell the viewer its two different locations and to not confuse the viewer.
Throughout the film when it was telling a story from the about a 8 year old girl named “Mary Daisy Dinkle” from Australia it’s in muted colours, whereas when it’s in max’s point of view it tend to be in grey scale whereas certain sections was in colour. Some may argue, the use of colours are the way the characters see the world. For example Mary is young therefore don’t see the world as bleak as max’s point of view, so her colours are a muted colour whereas max’s point of view is a harsher grey scale; where he had a lot more years of experience then the little girl.
The topics of the film cover is: metal illness, agoraphobia, Asperger, depression loneliness, friendship, appearance, money, happiness, success, anxiety, neglect, suicide death.
Some argue because the way Mary parents and peers treat her she has resulted in finding friendship in a stranger, anyone she can find and hoping they give her the attention no one else would. It could have backfired and someone could of come murder her and her whole family. This could show her desperation or disregards of her and others safety.
The second main character due to his Asperger’s, doesn’t know how to react in social situations read what people mean or feel by their body language. Some may argue he sent a possibly inappropriate letter to an 8 year old by mentioning he worked in a condom factory.
There’s a scene that uses derogatory language with quote “retard” on the newspaper. Back then it was normal to use the word, where as in today’s world it’s seen as unacceptable to use that word.
Sources: by watching the film and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_and_Max