Tarantino, Scorsese, Munch

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Sin City

The brief stated that only black and white compositions with the use of spot colour were allowed, that was enought for me to make a connection with one of my favourite movie:
Sin City. Sin City with his signature style has played an essential role in defining the outcome of my project.

The aforementioned movie is based on a series of neo-noir comics created by Frank Miller. The motion picture was directed by Robert Rodriguez with the collaboration of  Quentin Tarantino as a special guest director.

Sin City
Miller, Frank, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino. Sin City. United States: Troublemaker Studios, Dimension Films, 2005. film.

The film, in my opinion is an outstanding modern representation of the  noir genre that was popular in during the great depression in America between the early 1940s – late 1950s.

Taxi Driver.

Taxi Driver
Scorsese, Martin. Taxi Driver. United States: Italo/Judeo Productions, 1976. film.

Taxi Driver is another  great movie with neo-noir elements by Martin Scorsese that has inspired me in the realisation of this project.

The above movies were an essential input for the outcome of the project, they’ve provided me  inspiration  and an opportunity to expand my perspective while researching on related topics topics such as:

  • Graphic novel
  • Neo-noir
  • Film Noir America popular during the great depression – early 40s late 50s. Originated from
  • German expressionist cinematography and art.


I have researched the American film noir and came across the genre that generated it:

The German expressionism 

   -The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari
Wiene, Robert. The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari. Weimar Republic: Decla-Bioscop, 1920. film.

The above movie is a silent horror film; it is a story of a hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to commit murders. The movie is considered by many one of the first horror movies and has a significant influence in the American film noir.


Munch, Edvard. The Scream. Oslo, Norway: National Gallery, 1893. Print.

The scream.

The expressionist artists believed that art should be seen as a manifestation of the artist’s feelings and should not be employed merely to depict the external visual world.

The Scream by Edward Munch is one of the most recognisable instances of expressionism. Munch throughout his career emphasises agony and anxiety.

“Expressionism Movement, Artists And Major Works”. The Art Story. N.p., 2017. Web. 24


Photography Brainstorm




The idea is to generate a story playing with the contrast of a modern city ( mostly skyline pictures) and derelict/ abandoned buildings.

We would like to create a story that has similar style to the graphic novel Sin City.
The idea for the project is to place objects in the composition to aid the construction of a story.




The above are inspirational pictures regarding the style that we would like to pursuit for our project. Dark colours are dominant and spot colour is cleverly balanced to highlight specific objects.


The above are examples of abandoned/ derelict buildings that we would like to include in the project.





JR is an anonymous French artist based in New York city. His signature work consists in Fly-posting large black-and-white photographic images in public locations.
Le Monde has described his work as “revealing humanity.”

Jr uses photography but also video, prints on paper or tarpaulins, urban spaces, books and especially social links, he deals with commitment, freedom, identity and limits.


Recording Techniques


The audio has been recorded utilising a omnidirectional as well as a unidirectional microphone.
The unidirectional microphone was employed for most of the recording as my purpose was to capture only the voice of the narrator and to minimise external noise.
Use a windscreen(pop filter) to help prevent the popping p
Keep the microphone 6 –12” from your mouth.

BBC Radio 1

MS4101 Sound Project

BBC Radio 1  played an essential role in defining the outcome of my project.
The Radio 1 interviews inspired me both in terms of sound quality standards and content of the interviews.

I have decided to create a fictional radio station and interview a celebrity. The interview focuses on how hard is for a celebrity to manage time while on tour as the brief stated that our project should disclose the concept of time.