Sunday, October 28, 2012

Architecture of: "20 Million Miles to Earth" [1957]

Rome and a monster. Brought to us by Ray Harryhausen, the stop-action artist who brought us King Kong, (with the help of a few centuries of the Roman Empire). 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Architecture of: "Diamonds Are Forever" [1971]

Elrod House, Palm Springs by John Lautner 1968 

Ribbon Chair [l] by Pierre Paulin; UP5 Chair & UP6 Ottoman [r] by Gaetano Pesce

For a related post devoted to some Great Furniture in Film, please see "Building Bond..James Bond" on ChairsandBuildings

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Architecture of "Dr. No" [1962]

Art Direction by Ken Adam
A wacky mixture of brutalism, faux-Polynesian-organic and Hollywood-Spanish Colonial. (With high-corporate industrial & retro-Schindleresque details).