updates and shot list (so far)
Overall Look/Feel of the project as of now.
- watercolor-y, messy paint, highly textured
- duller tones for other colors, emphasis on the wallpaper and yellow in general OR using only white/black for background and vibrant colors for Jane and the wallpaper, windows, other objects of importance
- increasingly jittery/shaky animation as it progresses, eventually become abstract paintings that have flashes of reality (or rather her reality)
- journal entries being written into the scene (i’m not sure of the logistics of this one yet)
- piano music in background? i need to find someone who composes stuff like this. it would start out at a slow tempo and at the end it would be a high tempo jazz
- or pop music/unrelated to the century/time. i feel like that would give it a more funkiness to it which could be fun.
- if I do narration though, i would want something more minimalistic.
- i also want the sounds of her going insane in the room – ripping, chewing, breaking, etc.
- sounds of other details that i can’t include as visuals or narration such as the baby crying, wind/ghostly noises, ticking of a clock, etc.
- goal – never mention word ‘wallpaper’
- ES- Dollhouse (allusion to Ibsen’s Dollhouse)
- Pan into dollhouse
- MS of Bars out of focus with Jane in the background only seen through the gaps
- MS of Jane writing
- CU of writing – words are written on screen (as opposed to narration…still debating about this.) – she would be talking about her husband John in this entry and her ‘condition’.
- words are being written into the scene
- CU of various pill bottles neatly stacked (panning across)
- MS of windows/ overlay of her writing about them being barred for children
- LS inside of room from perspective of window (based on Van Gogh’s Bedroom painting)
- MS of floor on ground level – with her foot tapping in the BG
- CU of scratches (“scratched and gouged and splintered”)
- LS of bed
- CU of nails holding down bed and bite marks
- small montage of MS and CU of wallpaper. Show tears/ evidence of handprints/ movement within the wallpaper
- MS silhouette of Jane with wallpaper in BG as it evolves into different shapes (Rorshach inkblots)
- “recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes stare at you upside down…” (5)
- “strange, provoking, formless sort of figure” that “skulk[s]” behind
- bats that fly away –> reference to Alice Littlefield (if we shoot in Littlefield house?)
- CU of wallpaper evolving
- should the whole story be shown?
- does the whole story need to be understood by all viewers?
- how much abstraction of the story should be done?
- writing vs. narration
- how to incorporate references
- the awakening
- story of an hour
- wyeth’s painting – christine’s world
- van gogh – bedroom
- the bell jar
- a room of one’s own – virginia woolf
- there’s a certain slant of light – emily dickinson
- munsch scream painting
- zora neale hurston?
- anne sexton -http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/wallflower-2/
- Littlefield story
…will come back to this later!