It’s time for another Links & Stuff post! I hope July was a great month for you. If you want to stay in the loop before these posts roll around, follow Art Departmental on Instagram, Twitter and like us on Facebook where I post all the latest and greatest film, art, architecture and production design news and views.
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Links of the Month
- Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater building was damaged during a flash storm this month. I’m so happy it’s okay and everything is being restored. I look forward to visiting the famous building soon.
- Dunkirk is the best war film I’ve seen since Saving Private Ryan but it’s less a war film and more of a survival film. Go see it.
- Don’t believe what you hear. Luc Besson’s new epic sci-fi film Valerian which is inspired by his 90’s hit The Fifth Element is not as bad as the critics have led you to believe. I saw it, and while it wasn’t perfect, I did enjoy it. Here’s a good look at the history of the film and here’s a great interview with Valerian and Fifth Element DOP, Thierry Arbogast. This film should not be overlooked.
- Production Designers create sets for TV that support the actors without overpowering them.
- The Beguiled opened this month to great reviews. Check out here how Sofia Coppola reimagined this macho seventies war film. Here’s another view on this southern gothic tale. You may also notice that the house shot in The Beguiled is the same as a very famous Beyoncé video.
- Creating a bold world for the Cold War thriller Atomic Blonde.
- This woman is selling handbags made from retired theater backdrops. I love them so much.
- The Stranger Things Season 2 trailer was released at Comic Con this month and it’s pretty awesome.
- How Netflix’s The Crown re-created Elizabeth II’s Coronation in epic detail.
On a very sad note, production designer Thomas E. Sanders or Tom Sanders as most people knew him, passed away this month at the age of 63 on July 6, 2017 due to cancer.
Thomas E. Sanders designed Braveheart, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Saving Private Ryan, Mission Impossible II, Star Trek Beyond, and most recently Crimson Peak. He was a respected member of our community and he will be deeply missed.
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Well, that’s it for me. Which articles and links did you love this month? I would love to know in the comments below.
Rose Lagacé | @artdepartmental