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Alex McDowell – Minority Report #Berlinale

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Building the world before constructing the plot for Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report”

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Alex McDowell – Production Designer – Minority Report

Here is an extract from the Berlinale Talents panel discussion entitled “Imaginary Worlds: Exploring the Unknown” from the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.

This is a panel discussion from the 2015 Berlinale Talents programme which set out to examine the concept and techniques of exploring, designing and constructing the world and setting of a film before actually drawing up a story. Here, celebrated production designer Alex McDowell illustrates this concept by talking about the work that took place on the 2002 production of “Minority Report” by Steven Spielberg.

Alex McDowell is an acclaimed production designer and film producer, he has worked with Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg and David Fincher. His filmography includes FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, FIGHT CLUB, MINORITY REPORT, WATCHMEN and MAN OF STEEL. He is also co-founder and creative director of the USC/5D Institute, Los Angeles, an interdisciplinary network focusing on the impact of technologies in design fields.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Alex McDowell
  • Interviewee role
    Production Designer
  • Film title
    Minority Report
  • Festival section
    Berlinale Talents
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