Spies at home: How the design conveys character and narrative

Barnwell, J. 2017. Spies at home: How the design conveys character and narrative. Kosmorama . 268, pp. 1-11.

TitleSpies at home: How the design conveys character and narrative
AuthorsBarnwell, J.
Abstract

This article analyses the ways in which the design of a character’s home environment is able to convey personality and narrative via the production designer’s tools of space, in and out, light, colour and set decoration. It will explore how the production designer balances the use of each tool and how the absence of certain design elements can also help to enrich the story. In Tinker Tailor Soldier, Spy (2011, Tomas Alfredson, PD Maria Djurkovic), information is deliberately withheld to create suspense, intrigue and a lack of certainty around the truth.

JournalKosmorama
Journal citation268, pp. 1-11
ISSN0023-4222
Year2017
PublisherKosmorama
Web address (URL)http://www.kosmorama.org/Artikler/Spies-at-Home.aspx
Publication dates
Published16 Jun 2017

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