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Snowpiercer : a conceptual design inspired by the movie Sodal, Vivek


"The most personal, is the most creative." - Bong Joon-ho The above quote is from the director of Snowpiercer while receiving his Oscar for the movie Parasite. I was inspired by this quote when I began the ideation process for my thesis. This movie has motivated me and propelled my interest in the post dystopian/ sci-fi genre. By working through the design for this film, I realized how a whole world could be compressed into tiny film sets that link together to form one extensive self-sustaining ecosystem. The movie was an adaptation of the post-apocalyptic French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige" by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette. The film was released in 2013. It was directed by Korean director Bong Joon-ho and the production designer was Ondrej Nekvasil. This paper documents my personal ideas and creative process for designing theoretical sets for the movie “ Snowpiercer.”  

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