A Newspaper based on the relationship between
Modernist Architecture and Cult Film Classics.
The brief was to create a publication exploring the semiotics, connotations and reasons behind the use of Modernist Architecture in film. I used 10 Cult Classic Films & 10 Pioneering Architectural structures that feature in the films as a basis for the investigation.
I looked into 3 main different genres of Films in Heroes, Villains and Sci-Fi, and explored the way that Modernist Architecture is used to represent certain characters, situations or times, being past, present or future. I also focussed on structures that have been built by infamous architects such as John Lautner, Norman Foster, Richard Neutra and Frank Lloyd Wright.
The final format was a 44 page Newspaper. I chose to use this format to recreate the working style of architects. They often use large sheets of blueprint and newsprint to scrawl their ideas down.
The films I focussed on were:-
The Big Lebowski
Diamonds Are Forever
North By Northwest
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A Clockwork Orange.