Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Designing Movies

First of all... I have to say that I didn't make it to see Crazy Stupid Love. The thing is that my friend Jess wanted to see it but she couldn't this weekend so she made me promise that I would wait until this week to go with her. Instead {believe it or not!!!} I ended up watching "Cowboys and Aliens"... I know, I know!!! Yes, it was not good but seeing Daniel Craig in chaps made it bearable.

Moving on to today's topic, as you know I love movies not just for the stories and the entertainment factor but also I love those that have a high design element in them like great sets, costumes, and anything else that is well designed.


One of the best sets I've seen so far this year was the one on "X-Men: First Class". The set designer, Chris Seagers, described the sets as the perfect backdrop for the characters to develop {AD article and image credit}. Also, famous wall paper designer Tony Roche designed 3 patterns especially for the movie which in set in the 60's {article}.


I understand those that didn't go to see Tron because back in the 80's when the original came out it was actually pretty cheesy... but the latest version had some amazing sets that glowed and even though they looked like antique furniture they still looked very modern {LA Times article}.


The one that really got my brain all twisted was inception with it's rotating rooms and bending cities which were such a great part of making the movie as confusing and as visually appealing as it was {articles here and here}


Happy August everyone... May this month bring you tons of great stuff!!!

36 comments:

  1. i loveeee good costume design. makes or breaks a film for me.

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  2. The set is marvelous!! I hope you get to see the other film soon :)

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  3. I noticed the decor when I watched the movie and I loved it.

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  4. I totally agree. While I was watching Xmen I kept leaning over to comment on the awesome rooms and decor. It was really great!

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  5. I agree with Inception - so cool how it was designed and filmed. I want to see crazy stupid love too - I have to drag my husband along because he keeps making fun of it but HE IS GOING. :)

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  6. I want to see "Crazy Stupid Love" sosososososo badly, but Mr. A refuses to see it in the theaters with me. Guess I am waiting for the DVD!

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  7. really love these sets done really well

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  8. absolutely, i agree. the aesthetic of a film is often more important than the plot for me.

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  9. This is the exact same reason I haven't seen Bridesmaids yet! Oddly I have seen Tron... ;)

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  10. I loved the set design in Inception. I was always looking everywhere in that movie.
    Anne

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  11. dannon is doing a lot of set design now. it's such a fun gig for a designer since the projects are short-term and he can get really creative. it's also made watching movies SO much more interesting for us! :)

    sending you lots of good "find a job" vibes!

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  12. Haha, I can watch Daniel Craig wearing anything--another movie for my ever growing list. Love movie decor, it's so fun to look at!

    xo Mary Jo

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  13. Oh, I love the art of film making, down to the sets and costumes! "Inception" was brilliant, and I love that scene you posted, with them "dancing" around the rotating room! Thanks for your comment on my blog :-)

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  14. the graphics and stuff in inception was pretty cool!!!

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  15. These sets are just amazing! Especially Tron!! I watched it bc Garrett Hedlund was in it and enjoyed those Jetson-like interiors!

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  16. i absolutely love this post! i can totally relate to this. a lot of movies and t.v. shows are awesome to me, not because of the content or story line, but because of the movie set, cinematography, costumes and all of that good stuff. i loved tron! that room reminded me of glass. check out my post for tomorrow as i make mention of something similar to this topic.
    xo ~ kristina

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  17. Is it bad that I've never really taken note of the set design? Maybe that means they are doing a great job of it for me to not even think about it? :)

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  18. Thanks for the comment on my Music Monday post :) Glad you enjoyed it!

    I adore your blog!

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  19. Congratulations. You have made me want to see Tron and X-Men.

    My boyfriend loves you and he doesn't even know it yet.

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  20. really cool set! its complicated has one of my all time favorite movie homes. meryl streeps kitchen in it is unreal.

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  21. aw, the first picture is so great!!
    you have an amazing blog! :D
    check out mine if you have time

    sweet and sugars,
    Dias

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  22. the x-men set really is beautiful! and who could forget about inception, right? ;)

    <3, Mimi
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  23. I found the design in Inception to be totally mind-boggling -- and very pretty too!
    xo Josie
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  24. i loved all of the sets in 'inception'. that movie was so amazing!!

    hope that your august goes wonderfully.

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  25. thanks for your comment on my blog, come back soon" this set is fab x

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  26. wow 2 pic is amazinG!!!
    cute blog! i'm following you by google friends box hope you'll do the same ONLY if' you'll like mine!
    sweet italian kisses

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  27. inception's design was SO cool. and completely mind boggling.

    also, doesn't cowboys and aliens have Harrison Ford in it too? He has been my celeb crush since i can remember... even if he is getting a little old around the edges now.

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  28. Love the set design of Inception! Intriguing, mind-blowing, sopisticated stuff. And I love the movie. And Leonardo DiCaprio. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt :)

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  29. Inception seriously blew my mind. Awesome.

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  30. That x-men set really is gorgeous! Inception was so unique and different. It is interesting to go back and think about how these sets are made and how they really add to the vibe of a film!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  31. Aw, no. I love those 2 movies, too - talking about X-Men and Inception. I just watched 'Inception' a few days ago. I know, shame on me. So late... :)

    I really love your blog.
    Thanks for stopping by over at my blog, so I could discover your little place here.

    xoxo.

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  32. i totally agree, the set designing in Inception was truly amazing!

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  33. I thought the sets for Tron were pretty amazing.

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  34. I haven't seen Tron or X-Men: First Class yet, but those sets look beautiful. I remember particularly being impressed by all the design around Inception. That was such a visually interesting movie.

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