Sunday, May 29, 2011


The style of this film, Retribution, in script and design, is based on the Closure idea mentioned in Gestalt Psychology. This is where our mind quickly fills in gaps for things we don't see.

eg If you see a bunch of beer cans in a bath full of ice you can read the brands on most of them because you've seen them before. You don't think "that says V on it from this angle but I can't see the B so maybe it's not there ."

Another example may be seeing a girl sitting at a table. You don't tend to look under it before you conclude that her bottom half is actually there.

Here are some less stupid examples.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Schoolgirls and Charles Blackman

After the traversty that was Hanging at Picnic Rock, I Clint Cure, do solemnly swear to never again make a film that involves murdered schoolgirls. Except this one (and maybe a few others). After reading the script a friend did say, "they are actually letting you make this?" I've spent the afternoon looking at girls school uniforms. It's cold so I'm wearing a long jacket, but bright so I've got my sunglasses on. It's hard to find the style I want second hand and new is expensive. Maybe it would be a lot easier if I just appraoched a group of school girls and offered them money to buy their clothes.

In part, the look of this is inspired by Australian painter Charles Blackmans series of schoolgirl paintings. He was inspired by the 1921 murder of 12 year old Alma Tirtschke in Melbourne.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Random Retribution Storyboards

Sad News from Christine Schuler's Son.

I really enjoyed this film, and mum did too.

But unfortunately I have to relay
some sad and terrible news.

Christine Schuler, My mum (Edith) Died o
f heart failure in october last year. It was sudden and unexpected, but this thing happens in life.

Thanks again.

Peter Arthur Charles Lawrance (Schuler)