This dissertation aims to explore how colour can impact the meaning of a poem’s adaptation for screen. It seeks to show the importance of the colour chosen in the mise-en- scène and the reason behind choosing significant colours to use in film productions. By choosing specific colours as part of the mise-en-scène, the delivery of the narrative should be more effective. The poem ‘Mur orqod, binti’
by Oliver Friggieri was chosen and adapted from page to screen and was given a particular perspective and choice of colour to enhance the poem’s meaning and visual message.