“…when design is working really well, the audience isn’t even even aware of it.”
The latest trailer for the new James Bond movie, Skyfall just went live over on 007.com. I do like a good Bond movie!
A new book on production FilmCraft: Production Design: FilmCraft Ser… by Fionnuala Halligan is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
Given the scarcity of books on this subject, this one will be a welcome addition to the library. The last book to feature a collection of production designers went out of print a number of years ago and now sells for inflated sums in the second hand market.
“My job is to basically be the architect of the film” Dennis Gassner, Prodution Designer, Skyfall
I have been lucky enough to design some grand architectural spaces for TV over the past few years, but I doubt that any will ever feel as cool as I imagine designing sets for a Bond movie would. To celebrate fifty years since the release of Dr No, the first of the Bond films, The Barbican is staging an exhibition of the designs behind the franchise.
Update: Just found a little more info on this exhibition over on the BBC website: Designing 007