WIMBLEDON LIBRARY RESEARCH

i wanted to find more first hand research into existing architecture and styles of the 1940/1950s, what life was like during these periods to inform my concept development.

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  • architecture: good to have idea of what exterior of building would have looked like, what my corridor space could have been part of within a real life period building, especially if art of the exterior needs to be built

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  • visual inspiration for food related graphics in kitchen, what mightve been available at time, what brands

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  • insight into authentic homes and places lived by New Yorkers over the years –> crafting realistic location and character

 

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general inspiration masterpost

FINE ARTISTS

  • georges melies
  • frederic bazile
  • kerry james marshal
  • gorky

BOOKS

Front Cover

Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Shelley R. Langdale, Ruth Fine, Allan L. Edmunds

(art gallery)

 

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Spellbound

Philip Dodd, Ian Christie, British Film Institute, Hayward Gallery
British Film Institute [and] Hayward Gallery, 1996

 

 

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

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Derek Mclane: Fully Commited, A Lie of the Mind

Andrew Murdock (Production designer/art director): Star Trek into darkness/beyond

Mark Dig

 

OTHERS

GAMES

Metal Gear Solid (similar to Winter Soldier in plot/characters/vibe)

 

book research/inspiration

CRIMINAL: Bad Night by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (comic)

  • immersive, varied, gripping, storytelling that makes you feel melancholic for things you havent experienced before
  • inspiration: neon contrasting vibrant colours, rough gritty messy art style, brushstrokes

     

ART CINEMA by Paul Young and Paul Duncan


FILMS:

  • Brazil (1985) – Terry Gillam
  • Ballet mechanique (1924) – Dudley Murphy, Fernand Leger
  • Un chien andalou (1929) – Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali (apartment scene)
  • la course aux potirons (1908) – emile cohl (flying pumpkins)
  • The cage (1947) – sidney peterson (lost retina)
  • yellow mellow (2002) – nicolas provost (lion costume)
  • the floating house (2002) – paulette philips (house)
  • dwelling (2002) – hiraki sawa (miniature planes)
  • –> the holy mountain (1973) – alejandro jodorowsky
  • skyscraper symphony (1929) – robert florey (inspired by Berlin:symphony of a great city)
  • Manhatta (1921) – paul strand, charles sheeler
  • twenty four dollar island (1926) – robert j flaherty
  • –> metropolis (1927) – fritz lang
  • skyscraper (1960) – shirley clarke
  • single wide (2002)
  • house with pool (2004)
  • oh dem watermelons (1965) – robert nelson
  • der sandmann (1995) – stan douglas
  • lovers and lollipops (1956) – morris engel, ruth orkin
  • trash (1970) – andy warhol, paul morrissey
  • my hustler (1965) – andy warhol
  • rear window (1954) – hitchcock

QUOTES:

  • ‘a film where words are pictures and sounds skip around like thoughts do’ – Robert Breer
  • films set apart from mainstream ones through aesthetic/ideological means
  • generally open ended, offer questions rather than answers
  • cinema = social phenomenon vs film = medium for creating cinema
  • “city symphony” genre
    • neorealist – use of locations as metaphors for emotional states
    • structuralism  – urban topography as reflection of human thought patterns

–> INSPO: creating art house film inspired set design? more stylised/conceptual/abstracted/surrealist?

 

RONIN by Frank Miller (comic) 

  • inspo: candy colour tones, clear, vivid panel to panel work for storyboarding inspo to show story/scene progression
  • scene composition inspiration: cluttered background environments, setting scene with simple but clear details

 

 

 

     

 

Existentialism & Humanism – lecture by Jean-Paul Sartre (unread book from Unit 1 Almost Human research)

  • kierkegaard
  • nietsche
  • satre
  • heidegger
  • “existence comes before essence”
  • begin from the subjective