Popular Posts

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Steam Punk Dreams

One of the main pieces of Art Direction and stories that really gave me the inspiration to make 'Graces Fall' was, 'The City Of Lost Children'. The film directed by Jean-Pierre and Marc Caro who I seem to be taking a lot of inspiration from, they really are fantastic visionary directors with other films such as 'Delicatessen' and 'MICMACS'. Both films having a specific visual style and stylistic Art direction. What this film did for me most was the 'dark', fairytale like atmosphere it presents, with its Steam punk direction and colorful Neo-Noir like lighting.

'rented a room to cram quantities of items purchased from right to left. They are disassembled, hack it, I always had a taste for transforming the object.','For the City of Lost Children was composed of machines that do not exist.' (Aline Bonetto, 1)

Im going to do further research into this style and explore similar conventions. Also in relation to the quote above I want to get into this mindset how to transform an object, to make it something original on screen.


(1) Alexander Tsekenis, Aline Bonetto Interview, Objectif Cinema, http://www.objectif-cinema.com/spip.php?article3611(google translated)

Director:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro
Cinematographer: Darius Khondji
Art Direction: Jean Rabasse
Production Design: Marc Caro & Jean Rabasse

No comments: