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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Final Major Project (Professional Practice): Contextual Research

Filmmakers, with the help of production designers, art directors, location managers and countless other members of cast and crew insert architecture into their films. On a particular level, architecture sets a scene, conveying information about plot and character while contributing to the overall feel of a movie

Lamster, Mark. (2000) Architecture and Film Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY USA

SAUL BASS In 1959, Saul Bass ran the title of Alfred Hitschcock´s suspense thriller North by Northwest across the gridded facade of the United Nations Secretariat Building

Cedric Gibbons

Gained unparalleled recognition as one of the film industry's designers

Grand Hotel (1932)

Gibbons picked up his knowledge of modern design while attending the Paris Exposition des Art Decoratifs in 1925

`Our Dancing Daughters' (1928) was a sensation upon its release. The film's costuming and Art Deco sets, designed by Cecil Beaton, who had personally attended the famous 1924 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which began the Art Deco movement, became particularly influential.

Ken Adams

Some of the most memorable and inspired of his grand illusions include; the antique and modern villain’s headquarters in Dr No (1962)

and the ship’s body of an early Rolls-Royce combined with the front of a Bugatti, which turns into a hovercraft and a flying machine, in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).

For Adam though, it is the huge triangular Pentagon War Room with its giant poker table and light ring in Dr Strangelove (1964); that he is most proud of.

I am also loking to get in contact with the folowing people and send them, a Q+A

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