Wednesday, 4 November 2009

cliff notes

So i have just finished the entire She novel, and i have to say, what a fantastic read! (also, this is why i haven't been blogging as frequently as usual) you can clearly see where a lot of the imagination for films such as: Indiana Jones and the mummy now came from.

really and truly i have to say, this was a utterly transcendent read and would recommend it to each and every one of my peers as a spot of bedtime reading at least. fabulous story!

anyway, what I'm about to post are some key notes and phrases from the chapter given, as well as my own random ramblings and notes. they may seem like random brainstorms, and they are, but its good for me to reference back on them when detailing my concepts, and so u can have an idea of what to expect. PS. the thumbnails and hand drawn concepts will be uploaded asap.

ruined city
high walls sunken, 40ft, broad 20ft, surrounded by 60ft moat
pillars, statues, temples, castles, palaces, ruined
miles and miles, patched with shrubbery and desecrating weeds
hard dry terrain, dusty almost. no rain
temples going in ascending order...small to large on mounds

inner temple, eternal darkness trapper room corridor-esque
rows and rooms unused and columns
dark night...moonlight strong - roofless temple room
large winged woman, bending over, poised - light veil over head, draped over breasts.
tablet underneath
moonlight bouncing all over it

now this probably doesn't set much in your head, but for me, this sets out a nice little ''checklist'' for me to look back on, as these were the given features in the chapters...really looking forward to churning out some more colourful concepts, and might i add, the 1965 movie has done a stand up job of staying true to the book

lets crack on then...


  1. You've read the entire book? A BIG gold star in your general direction - meanwhile...

    Below is a link to a third year blog - James Garner - who is currently working on an adaptation of an HP Lovecraft short story... check it out and spread the link around amongst your classmates - it will make interesting viewing in light of your current project...

  2. at first, i thought it was going to be a time wasted idea, but when i read the original chapters given, it was alot harder to imagine anything without being emerssed form the beginning and not coming up with forced ideas.
    great book.

    will check it out now this blog out now!

  3. Hi Elly,
    you've done some great research there, looking forward to the visual stuff now.