Conceptual Design: The Story of an Hour

The Story of an Hour

The conceptual design of The Story of an Hour,

should strive to be faithful to the Kate Chopin’s work.  This includes preserving the narrative but reaching the limits while interpreting the story.  The Story of an Hour (2007), the studio’s first publicly screened film, had to faithful to the short story while pushing the interpretive boundaries.  It was here I appreciated the differences between creating a story and directing one.  I chose Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour because it was a short and simple open to wide interpretation.  A broken woman learns of her husband’s death shows two different reactions.  One with her family downstairs and another upstairs alone.    There is a mysterious chair and sitting in it grants fantastic visions.

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