Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Roger Catlin of the Hartford Courant had this to say about the production of 'Fringe':

I was curious about the oddball visual elements: Those place-setting letters that looked like 3-D parts of the landscape, the letters of Baghdad casting shadows on the city below kind of thing.

And those little symbols that flashed up at the end of a scene, such as a leaf.

"Those letters were actually just there," Abrams replied when I asked him about it.
"We didn't even put them. We just shot them. They were cool-looking."

He was joking. Actually, he added, "We just thought it was going to be a fun thing to sort of do that as a way of, you know, introducing a location."

Be that as it may, "Fringe" has already been beaten by Mastercard ads in which people crash into similar letters.

I never thought of that. I guess those giant block letter then really do exist in the TV Universe and are not just visible to the audience viewing at home in the Trueniverse.

Toby O'B

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I live in Boston and found a hotel that has it's name placed on it a second time in a Fringe-esqe font near the top of the building. It was a surrel moment I had to do a double take.