There are multiple fences that have been used in television and movies that seem to take over the whole plot. Remember Home Improvement’s fence between Tim and his neighbor? The fence played a major role in this relationship. Other films and shows used fences in various ways to display the lifestyle of the individual or to express separation. Let’s take a look at a few.
How to Kill a Mockingbird
In this well known film, there were many picket fences used. Many were worn wooden slats held together by wire to provide a simple barrier, but practically no protection from outsiders. This showed viewers of the inability of the homeowner to afford a higher quality fence and that other were somewhat welcome. Other fences were better made and held together by wooden posts or nailed tightly together.
The Walking Dead
This cable show uses a tall chain linked fence to create a major barrier from the dead. This fence helps protect them from outsiders while being able to see what’s going on clearly. Because the refuge building was a prison before, it reflects how society had created that large fence for their own protection but now have to use the institution as a safe place to keep the walkers out.
A show that aired from 1992 to 1996 used a white picket fence to show off the simplicity of a traditional American family. While a small town sheriff is doing his best maintaining order in the town, he is also trying to have a normal family life. In general, fences like that are seen as a part of the American Dream and the show reflects that.
This movie uses a real life home for their main residency in the film. The elderly couple lives in a two story colorful home with a traditional white picket fence surrounding the entire house. It not only represents familiar American values, but provides the home with a barrier against the world changing around them.
This HBO documentary film displays the workmanship behind a luxurious wooden fence made to provide a barrier between Mexico and the United States. Many men were used to build this massive fence to create a definite line between the two countries and keep people out, creating a separation.
This Stephen King-based classic film about a dog infected by rabies uses a wooden fence surrounding a traditional two story home with plenty of property from the fence to the house as the movie poster. The worn wooden slats are nailed together by posts and vertical wood with a chewed section of the fence, indicating the dog has slipped through, creating terror.
The simple tall wooden fence included in the show provides a line between Tim “the tool man” Taylor and his neighbor. All that was seen was the neighbors eyes and hat as Tim would take advice from this mysterious man. The fence may have been a barrier used in the show but it was also something that brought people together as the neighbor was seen as a wise figure and would routinely be called up for advice from behind the fence.
Fences are found all over the media to represent various things. They can evoke emotions, show a division, represent a community, or create a barrier.
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