Friday, April 22, 2011

References: Part 2 (Gondry)

As regular readers will know, one of the primary goals of The Squirrel King is to inspire people to build things of their own. With that in mind, I feel it's pretty important to acknowledge an early inspiration of mine, Michel Gondry.

If it looks like what it's supposed to represent, and it's a fun rendition, then that's the representation for us.

And like Gondry's horse in The Science Of Sleep (a real horse in costume on the right versus a puppet below), representations need not be unique. Indeed keep your eyes open for a pipecleaner rendition of Justus; two different renditions of a telegraph pole; and two different renditions of Ed's DWP truck to name just a few that we'll see shortly.

Happy Easter, one and all.

Chin chin
Ruthless Whims

PS. In case you haven't seen it, The Science of Sleep, in particular, is a great film to watch for the production design (our story and pacing are dramatically different, but there are certainly elements we've borrowed from Gondry's aesthetic). Even the TRAILER has some of the fantastic elements.

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