Friday, 25 January 2013

Planning/Research - Costume

Hello readers,
 Before we can film, we need to decide what our actress and actor will be wearing within the opening sequence. To gain ideas for costumes, we looked at 'The House on the Left' and, in particular, the escape scene. The woman wears little clothing, but what she is clothed in is covered in blood. She is also bruised on the face and dirty. Although we are not intending for our actress to be dressed in little clothing, we do want her to be bloody and dirty. Being so will add context to what happened with her captor before she escaped.                                Further more, we looked at the 1973 thriller movie 'Don't Look Now' (directed by Nicolas Roeg). As the genre of 'The Syndrome' is thriller, it is important we research into costume ideas from renowned films within the same genre. In the opening scene of the film we see a young girl drown. She is clothed in red from head to toe; this connotes danger, but also makes her significant as she stands out from the dull winter environment. Her other family members contrast with her, as they are all dressed in little colour. Red can also connote violence, as it is the colour of blood; she dies, so this creates a link. After watching this opening scene, our team decided to dress our victim in red. To create contrast, we will be dressing the captor in darker, dull colours. This also means he will not stand out, whereas our victim will; this will emphasize the fact that she has no hope of escaping as she can be seen easily, whereas our captor will be hard to see.

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