• Reader – Dogville

    I made a reader of Lars von Triers Dogville’s scenario. This very minimalist film - dogma rules are implied - I have tried to introduce in the reader. The film consists of a prologue and nine chapters. The story is about Grace, a confused young woman who arrives in the village of Dogville. The village consists of one main street, called Elmstreet, and three smaller streets. This gives an oppressive and delineated feeling. Grace is in flight for gangsters who are seeking for her. On the initiative of the village philosopher Tom, the villain villagers agree to give her shelter for at least two weeks. Then they should see if it’s going well. At first glance, this goes well until chapter three, after which the atmosphere changes and the atmosphere becomes grimmer. From that point the white tint of the texts fades to a blend of 97% black at the end (after chapter nine). The villagers see money in Grace and chant her. But is Grace innocent? The font chosen for the characters is the Gill Sans. This font has a fairly extensive family with some large contrasts between the different types. Just like the residents in the village. Grace and Tom have one of the most striking, one type with shadow and shadow respectively. The text of the objective narrator has only another font, the Minion Regular. You can also find them in the chapter pages. For the headings, the title and the designation of the characters on the plan has been chosen for the Galcer Stencil. This font is also used in the movie and the poster. The column layout of the reader follows the street plan and forms a form for the conversations on one side and the other side of the main street. This point is located at the center of the pages. At times when there is a clear camera zoom in the movie, I also applied this to the conversation in the reader. There are a total of three levels of in and out zoom. The film uses a demarcation of the street with houses through white (tapped) lines on a black surface. Hence the pages are black with white text and the plan follows this setup. Furthermore, there are almost no props in the film. This made me decide not to give the reader a true cover, but a cover that you can keep as a folding poster next to the conversations between the characters to see where they are on the street or at home. The booklet itself is glued with a white strip, I think this is a nice link to the white line of tape in the film.   Specifications: Format: A5 52 pages Digital print Full color print Inside: Matt coated 170 gr2 presentation paper Cover: Cover sleave poster presentation paper 140 gr2 Bound with white tapestrip