Putting emphasis on lighting and the simplicity of a closeup, this film was inspired to be viewed like a moving photograph. The act of piercing the clear, white diamond and pearl earrings into my ear can be seen as squeamish and morbid, although it is a way that society accepts people to beautify themselves with jewelry. The film takes a change when the feminine hands inserting the earrings are seen to be corrupted by being sloppily covered in grotesque colors. This contrasts with the whole film in terms of imagery and meaning. Something that is corrupted is attempting to regain purity, and the irony of something that is supposed to beautify can also be morbid.