In 1964, Clouzot set out to film the story of a man suffering the agonies of paranoid jealousy over his young wife (Romy Schneider). Clouzot spent months shooting screen tests and experimenting with the hallucinatory effects, but the film was shut down three weeks into production. Now, thanks to interviews with the original crew and using Clouzot’s test footage, we have a chance to witness what might have been. From ICA
Sixites glamazon Thordis Brandt appeared in The Man from Uncle movie, The Helicopter spies, The Swinger (1966), Spinout (1966), Nevada Smith (1966), In Like Flint (1967), Funny Girl (1968), The Witchmaker (1969) and Myra Breckinridge (1970).
Tony Smibert Tony Smibert is an Australian watercolourist who paints fulltime in Tasmania. I first saw the work of Tony Smibert in Australian Artist magazine and later saw one of his tutorial videos "The Watercolour Apprentice" If you can get a copy I highly recommend it. He teaches the basics so simply and clearly. A remarkable artist. http://www.smibert.com/
David Wright 1912-1967 Born December 12th 1912, in London, Wright left school at the age of 13 and eventually went to work at the studio of his uncle who was an artist for the Graphic. After working for some years as a fashion illustrator for various women’s weeklies, Wright was commissioned in January 1941 to produce a series of illustrations for The Sketch, eventually producing 169 prints and one cover.
David Wright’s “lovelies”, depicting glamorous ladies wearing sheer clothing, or in various states of undress, were modelled on his wife Esme, and proved to be an enormous success, establishing Wright as the most prominent pin-up artist of the World War II period. His career as a driving instructor for the RAF in Wales during this time, allowed him to continue with his illustrations, which were considered morale-boosting for the troops.
When his Sketch contract came to an end, he continued to produce illustrations for other titles such as Men Only, Playboy and Esquire. In addition to this, his collaboration with Kenneth Inns on the strip cartoon, “Carol Day”, was a popular feature of the Daily Mail during the 1950’s and 60’s. from ilnpictures.co.uk
Helen Levitt Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009) was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for "street photography" around New York City, and has been called "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Levitt
Killing (also known Satanik, Kiling, Kilink and Sadistik) is an Italian photo comic series. The character was also the star of several unauthorized films shot in Turkey during the late 1960s and early 70s. Killing was inspired by several previous characters from French and Italian pulp fiction, including Fantômas, Diabolik, and especially Kriminal. Killing's books, however, were far more violent and sexually explicit than those of his predecessors. Wikipedia
The series is currently being revived by American editor and comics creator Mort Todd, under the new title, Sadistik: The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal. A documentary about the comic has also been made. Check out the trailer here http://gosadistik.com/ http://www.myspace.com/morttodd
I first noticed Magda Konopka in an episode of Jason King. Delighted to find out she has been in quite a few low brow movies such as When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (along side other famous pin-ups of the time, Victoria Vetri and Imogen Hassall) and Satanik. Here she is (far left) with Victoria Vetri (center) and Imogen Hassall in When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magda_Konopka
At this early stage Don't think about Form. Its irrelevant whether this is going to be a comic, web comic, film or TV show. Your only concern is the general concept. what is it about?
You can begin either of two ways A. start with a character (e.g: an interesting person you have met) B. start with a concept (e.g: Indian Jones in space)
A character is governed by 2 things. Aspirations and Fear what does your character aspire too and what do they fear.
Aspire: what are their goals/ what do they want.
Although your character must have a goal he doesn't have to reach or obtain that goal.
what is your characters flaw. How do you express that flaw in your story. flaws makes your character likable and relatable. Challenge your character by taking him out of his comfort zone. e.g: If your character suffers from agoraphobia place him in wide open spaces.
If you know your theme you can judge each scene by asking yourself. Does this scene reflect my theme?