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This episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast I’m chatting with Barry Robison, production designer on the much anticipated tv adaption of 'Snowpiercer'.
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centres on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation.
Barry is a highly experienced production designer who has mainly been working in features up until this point, but decided to take on the challenge of a tv series. I previously interviewed Barry for his amazing work on the film 'Hacksaw Ridge'. His other work can be seen on movies such as 'Pitch Perfect', 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', and 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'.
In the interview Barry talks about how he went back to the graphic novel to shape the creation of the stylistic elements in the post-apocalyptic world, and how the train moves from dark to light as you head through the different socio-economic classes. This led to having the cars move from the windowless and dark tail of the train to the bright and opulent first-class cars, which were shown through large windows and a copper finish. He also points out some interesting little bits and pieces to look out for when you're watching the series, which launched May 17, 2020 on TNT in the US, and 25th May 2020 on Netflix in the UK.
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