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.
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.
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
- 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 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