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Jess Gonchor: Production Design in Action
Posted January 06, 2010 to photo album "Jess Gonchor: Production Design in Action"
The designer of the Coen brothers’ A Serious Man shows us how he works.
Slide 5: No Country For Old Men
As with westerns in general, the Coen brothers’ dark drama No Country for Old Men takes its tone from the landscape. And in designing the spaces for No Country, Gonchor needed to find a link between the land and the people who lived on it. He saw his primary purpose in “just driving the point home of the story being in western Texas, of it being hot and sparse”. So Gonchor focused on Texas tones, “just having those colors of west Texas, browns and earth tones. I didn’t go outside of the palette of those colors. And I tried to give everything a sun-burnt, dusty look––dusty in a working way.”