A Tale of Two Cities

“It was the best of times and the worst of times.” When the French emigrant Charles Darnay returns to his native Paris to help a friend, his aristocratic past is cause for the new regime to imprison him in the infamous Bastille, where he is sentenced to death by guillotine. With time running out, Darnay’s friends and family desperately try to free him before the iron falls. (via)

Design brief: I used whiteface to distinguish the nobility from the scruffy and malnourished commoners. The Marquis’ makeup incorporated a special effect; there was a makeup highlighting the bone structure of his face which appeared only under blacklight, giving his face a deathly, cadaverous glow.

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