Thursday, 21 October 2010

Where The Wild Things Are - Set Design.

As I thought about the theme of nature and shelter, the 2009 film 'Where The Wild Things Are' sprung to mind. Based on the book by Maurice Sendak, Spike Jonez adapted the children's book and made it into a visually captivating piece of cinema.

The idea which connected the film and my project are the homes which the 'wild things' live inside of. Made of twigs and branches, the stick work shelters are like nests or cocoons. K. K. Barrett describes them as "simple yet complex". In contrast to the stark surroundings of nature, the wild things built simple looking homes which are structurally complex due to their circular form. Something to think about would be nests and how they compare to man-made items like baskets.

A talk with the set designer, K. K. Barrett:

Previously a musician, K. K. Barrett worked on commercials before getting into film sets, and has worked on 'Marie Antoinette', 'Lost In Translation' and 'Being John Malkovich'.

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