Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Architecture of: "2001: A Space Odyssey [1968]

2001: A Space Odyssey  [1968]
Director: Stanley Kubrick 
Special Photographic Effects Director:  Stanley Kubrick  
Special Photographic Effects Supervisor: Douglas Trumbull  
Special Photographic Effects Supervisor: Tom Howard
Special Photographic EffectsColin Cantwell 
Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth
Film Editor: Ray Lovejoy 
Production Design:  Ernest Archer, Harry Lange, Anthony Masters 
Art Direction: John Hoesli  
Costume and Wardrobe: Hardy Amies

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Architecture of: "Call Me By Your Name" [2107]

Villa Albergoni in Moscazzano, Italy
Director Luca Guadagnino
Production Designer Samuel Dehors
Set Decorator Violante Visconte di Modrone

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Architect of Film: Saul Bass, Title Design for "Casino" [1995]

Casino [1995]
Beginning with the choristers' explosion of voices in J.S. Bach's Matthäuspassion, playing under the literal explosion of an automobile into a ball of fire, Bass's titles bleed into a churning montage of saturated colors, and vivid, abstracted views of the title location's blinking marquee lights. With the figure of our story's (dead) narrator floating in fiery space at the beginning, and again at the end of the sequence, we are given an aptly seductive introduction to the glamorous vocation & ignominious demise of the story's lead character, the mafia-employed, chief enforcer of a seductive, 1970s Las Vegas ...... Casino.