Sometimes there's architecture IN a film, and sometimes architecture is LIKE a film. But sometimes the architecture IS the film: When it rises above just being a thing to see, and becomes a MECHANISM for a WAY of SEEING, that is the Architecture OF Film
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Architecture of "Auntie Mame" 
The interiors of Mame's duplex apartment at 3 Beekman Place are redecorated 6 times over the course of the movie, supposedly a 9-year period beginning in 1928, but perhaps more closely reflecting the mid-century period in which the book on which it's based was written. As a metaphor for self-reinvention, the sets are the material demonstration that worldliness & glamour might serve as a heady rebuke to the stuffy conformity of postwar middle-America. Of course, the freedom provided by a huge amount of money certainly doesn't hurt.