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Big screen. Small details.

Five film directors who love interior design

Wes Anderson

How could this list begin any other way? Anderson’s interiors are unmistakable and widely referenced by decorators. He uses bold colours, ornate wallpapers and symmetry to underscore themes in his films, with intimate attention to details.

Tom Ford

Ford’s elegant 2009 debut A Single Man marked a leap from fashion design to filmmaking. Although perhaps it wasn’t such a bold career move considering his background in architecture and strength in art direction. For those with a sharp eye for interiors his second film, Nocturnal Animals, is one to watch.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Colourful, off-kilter interiors tend to match the quirky narratives in Jeunet’s films. Amélie (2001) tops many a favourite film list and its ‘maximalist’ decór is as charming as the protagonist.

Andrew Niccol

In a unique approach to science fiction production design, this Kiwi director chose a classic 1960’s aesthetic for his film Gattaca. Although the futuristic nature of the plot is emphasised by sleek grey surfaces and advanced technology it’s the nods to Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture that really impressed aesthetes.

Roger Vadim

Yes, the King of Kitsch is a questionable inclusion here. Vadim’s adaptation of the French comic Barbarella (1968) launched the career of then-wife Jane Fonda but it was the outrageous interiors that cemented its cult status. After all, nothing says space age like wall-to-wall shag pile carpeting.

Posted on 07/02/2017 by Kovacs

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