We recently had the pleasure of watching the film “Hugo”.
The film is set in a Paris train station.
What truly struck us about the film was the stunning cinematography.
Cinematographer Bob Richardson used an autochrome look for the entire film along with elegantly crafted 3D effects that actually worked with the storyline rather than just acting as a flashy add on.
Each scene is shot with strong industrial browns and yellows.
A splash of indigo blue (the same colour as the lead actors eyes) was also used to lift each frame of the film.
The mechanical references in the set and styling were an inspiring backdrop. It gave us as designers hope that the appreciation of masterful craftsmanship, attention to detail and the magical beauty of mechanical motion are not just relics from a bygone era.
Hugo is a “visual feast” and is definitely worth a look.