Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mick Rock’s Island

Did anyone else catch the promos for Harper’s Island and recognize the stark lighting and harsh shadows dominating the characters' portraits?

They look suspiciously similar to Mick Rock’s iconic photography of Queen from their early days. I wonder if the art director at CBS who dreamt up the promo isn’t actually paying homage to the band since these low-key, harshly shadowed images don’t appear in the actual series (at least not yet). Granted, the show is not intended to be a film noir series—although that would be an interesting approach—the promos evoke a significantly different feel to the show.

Too bad the art director for the promos couldn’t convince the music director to drop in Who Wants to Live Forever at some point in the show.

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