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Desert Fire #153, from Desert Canto IV: The Fires, 1984

Independentemente dos méritos cinematográficos de Nocturnal Animals de Tom Ford - eu sou daqueles que gostou muito - há toda a presença de arte contemporânea de vários tipos e formatos, muitas vezes no ecrã, em particular ligada á personagem de Amy Adams, Susan Morrow, galerista em Los Angeles. Nem estou a falar de inspiração visual, estou a falar de obras de arte como parte do cenário.

A propósito, vale a pena ler este artigo e a entrevista com Shane Valentino, o designer de produção do filme. Diz ele a certa altura:

My favorite artwork in the film is Richard Misrach’s "Desert Fires #153" photograph in Susan Morrow’s house foyer. It was an early reference on my mood board for Nocturnal Animals' West Texas storyline. Tom immediately responded to the photo, not only because it was a part of his personal collection, but because it captured some of the ideas we were trying to articulate—desperation, confusion, and fear. The photo has a man pointing a rifle at another man who is smiling to the camera. Normally it could be interpreted as a playful moment between two men, the threat of annihilation diffused by a simple smile, but by placing the action or “capturing” the moment within an environment consumed by smoke and fire, the playfulness evaporates and the imminent danger is highlighted. The photo does an incredible job of capturing this tension, a tension almost duplicated in the highway scene between Tony’s family and Ray’s gang.

A fotografia em questão é esta e podem ler mais sobre ela aqui.

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