Scene 1 – chapter 1 – ‘central London Hatchery And Conditioning Centre’
The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory.
The liftman was a small simian creature, dressed in the black tunic of an Epsilon-Minus Semi-Moron.
He flung open the gates. The warm glory of afternoon sunlight made him start and blink his eyes. "Oh, roof!" he repeated in a voice of rapture. He was as though suddenly and joyfully awakened from a dark annihilating stupor. "Roof!"
-Afternoon sun light
-Hastening rocket planes
-Hum of passing helicopters
-Light was falling
-Bright sun of western sky
-Thought orange into yellow
-Pale watery green
The Night Of The Hunter
Dir. Charles Laughton
My experience and knowledge watching black and white films are very limited i have mainly disliked them and this classic bring back my memory's of the whole black and white film genre, this film was the least interesting film so far for me , i found it quite strange when the priest comes into the picture becoming a father to the children, my favorite part of the film in terms of the lighting and the scenes was the escape of the children as the traveled down river the light had changed with the day as it become dark during the night.
I found The Haunting to be much more helpful and useful contrasted to the content of the other films in terms of what we have watched so far, the lighting and scene are much better there were moments in the film for example the angle of the camera from the top of the spiral stair case looking down onto the actors with there shadow casted behind them really stood out the reason why i remember this and chose to write about this scene is because it gives me an idea of the type of angles i could base my concept art on perspective wise.
I feel that the film finished too quick, there was something missing as if the story wasn't told fully in my opinion, although there are some more element missing I'm not quite sure what they are from the top of my head, however I'm keen to see the remake.
I'm now beginning to see the aspect to look out for in the films that we watch and will remember this for the future and for the next couple of film that will be viewed.
This list below shows some of the conceptual art designs i looked at from more inspiration for my designs i have also added some picture references taken from the Internet.