Wednesday, September 26, 2007



Take two parts Alfred Hitchcock and mix it with one part Wes Anderson. Make sure the plot's multiple genres blend well and you've got Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant in "Charade". What's noteworthy about this movie is always subtle; it's either Hepburn's impeccable taste for clothes, the director's aesthetic decision to concentrate on objects, or Grant's dry and charming humor.
But what is impressive is that the director manages to tell a story one part comedy, one part thriller and one part romance and keeps it feeling natural. The jokes are good, the Hepburn/Cary chemistry is real and the thrills do scare.

I couldn't decide which illustration looked better above, so if anyone had any comments, it would be appreciated.


Justin Wolfson said...
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Justin Wolfson said...

Oops, I made a slight error in my first comment.

Hey Jack, I've been meaning to leave a comment about this, sorry to leave you hangin'. I enjoy the top version a lot more because I am focusing a lot on the guy in the bottom left corner, due to the contrast between the two colors in his face. If that was your intention, I think it worked.

I like the top one also because the face on the top left gets pushed back further because of the low saturation and intensity of the color around him, whereas it gets overbearing in the bottom version and leaves the image feeling a bit top-heavy. I would say a good rule of thumb is to have your main subject(s) have more color intensity/contrast and to have all of the other elements become less saturated and have less contrast.

Good stuff, dude. Post more!