A Tribute To The Conversation (1974)

A tribute title sequence for the Coppola masterpiece

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Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece The Conversation revolves around a surveillance expert (Gene Hackman, as Harry Caul) and the moral dilemma he faces when his recordings reveal a potential murder. This is my tribute to a film that I consider one of Coppola's finest and combines powerful concepts such as murder, religion, privacy, surveillance and morality in a perfectly crafted piece. We took many licenses when depicting the period technology and elements used in the film, as our goal was to establish a contemporary point of view on a true classic, perhaps also working as a title sequence for an imaginary remake. 


The project was full of visual metaphors related to the movie's plot, like the Madonna's crown made of lines resembling a sound metering device

Another key element we developed was an animated walking character resembling the movie's protagonist Harry Caul, wearing a similar iconic raincoat, which we simulated in Marvelous Designer


Another metaphor we used was a maze of cables representing the complexities of the plot and of Harry's thoughts, mixed with a religious element also present in the film


Here are a few snippets of the several shots and setups that make this intricate piece rich and full of different meanings


Direction, design and animation: F. Lazzari
Additional modelling: Raphael Rau
Additional shading: Sebastian Livingston
Sound design: Zelig sound
Music (original soundtrack): David Shire
Thanks: Kook Ewo, Anrick Bregman, Philippe Stalla, Mariana Osgood


Fernando Lazzari, Director
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