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Wes Anderson is one of the most influential filmmakers of his generation. With storybook-like imagery, and highly stylized production design and cinematography he is the definition of an auteur and certainly one of my favourite filmmakers working today. His stories are as fun and interesting as his visual flair so it isn’t hard to see why he is nominated for an Academy Award this year alongside his Moonrise Kingdom co-writer, Roman Coppola for Best Original Screenplay.

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The 2011 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Art Direction are…

This morning the Emmy nominations were announced and luckily there was some truly stunning television work this past year. Just because it’s on the small screen doesn’t mean it can’t be visually splendorous. The following nominations prove this very point:


Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series

The Big Bang Theory • The Love Car Displacement • The 21-Second Excitation • The Agreement Dissection • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

John S. Shaffner, Production Designer

Francoise Cherry-Cohen, Art Director

Ann Shea, Set Decorator

Hot In Cleveland • Sisterhood Of The Traveling SPANX© • I Love Lucci: Part Two • LeBron Is Le Gone • TV Land • Hudson Street Productions

Michael Andrew Hynes, Production Designer

Maralee Zediker, Set Decorator

How I Met Your Mother • Subway Wars • Natural History • CBS • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Stephan G. Olson, Production Designer

Susan Eschelbach, Set Decorator

Mike & Molly • Pilot • CBS • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television

John S. Shaffner, Production Designer

Ann Shea, Set Decorator

Rules Of Engagement • Last Of The Red Hat Lovers • Singing And Dancing • The Set Up • CBS • Happy Madison Productions and CBS Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television

Bernard Vyzga, Production Designer

Jerie Kelter, Set Decorator


Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series


Boardwalk Empire • Boardwalk Empire (Pilot) • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Bob Shaw, Production Designer

Douglas Huszti, Art Director

Debra Schutt, Set Decorator

The Borgias • Lucrezia’s Wedding • Showtime • Showtime Presents in

association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films

Francois Seguin, Production Designer

Jonathan McKinstry, Art Director

Judit Varga, Set Decorator

Mad Men • Public Relations • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Dan Bishop, Production Designer

Christopher L. Brown, Art Director

Claudette Didul, Set Decorator

Modern Family • Halloween • ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Richard Berg, Production Designer

Amber Haley, S.D.S.A., Set Decorator

True Blood • Beautifully Broken • It Hurts Me Too • Trouble • HBO • Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment

Suzuki Ingerslev, Production Designer

Cat Smith, Art Director

Laura Richarz, S.D.S.A., Set Decorator


Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie


Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) • PBS • A co-production of Carnival and Masterpiece

Donal Woods, Production Designer

Charmian Adams, Art Director

Gina Cromwell, Set Decorator

The Kennedys • ReelzChannel • A Muse Entertainment Production in association with Asylum Entertainment

Rocco Matteo, Production Designer

Mun Ying Kwun, Art Director

Enrico Campana, Set Decorator


For a list of all the nominations click here.


Which television show or mini-series are you happy to see nominated?


Rose XO.



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Welcome to our 5th miscellaneous production design porn post. I hope these screencaps will inspire you to watch these films (and in turn be even more inspired)!

Interiors (1978)

Production Designer: Mel Bourne  | Set Decorator: Mario Mazola, Daniel Robert

Marie Antoinette (2006) 

Production Designer: K.K. Barrett | Art Directors: Pierre Duboisberranger, Anne Siebel | Set Decorator: Véronique Melery

Amadeus (1984)

Production Designer: Patrizia von Brandenstein | Art Director: Karel Cerný

Knerten (2009)

Production Designer: Harald Egede-Nissen

Star Trek (2009)

Production Designer: Scott Chambliss | Art Directors: Curt Beech, Dennis Bradford, Keith P. Cunningham, Luke Freeborn, Beat Frutiger, Gary Kosko | Set Decorator: Karen Manthey

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Production Designer: Dean Tavoularis | Art Director: Angelo P. Graham | Set Decoration: George R. Nelson

Almost Famous (2000)

Art Directors: Clay A. Griffith, Clayton Hartley, Virginia L. Randolph | Set Decorator:Robert Greenfield

Synechdoche, New York (2008)

Production Designer: Mark Friedberg | Art Director: Adam Stockhausen | Set Decorator: Lydia Marks

The MachinistThe Machinist (2004)

Production Designer: Alain Bainée | Art Director: Iñigo Navarro | Set Decorator: Héctor Gil

Help! (1965)

Art Director: Ray Simm

Hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Production Design Porn!





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The Best in Production Design

Production design stills that inspire me to do better everyday:



2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Production Designers: Ernest Archer, Harry Lange, and Anthony Masters

Art Director: John Hoesli | Set Decorator: Robert Cartwright


catch me if you can

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Production Designer: Jeannine Oppewall | Art Director: Sarah Knowles

Set Decorators: Claudette Didul and Leslie A. Pope


clockwork orange

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Production Designer: John Barry

Art Directors: Russell Hagg and Peter Shields



The Conformist (1970)

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Production Designer: Ferdinando Scarfiotti



Closer (2004)

Director: Mike Nichols

Production Designer: Tim Hatley

Art Directors: Grant Armstrong, Hannah Moseley, and Mark Raggett

Set Decorator: John Bush


life aquatic

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Director: Wes Anderson

Production Designer: Mark Friedberg

Art Directors: Stefano Maria Ortolani, Marco Trentini, and Eugenio Ulissi

Set Decorator: Gretchen Rau


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Barry Lyndon (1975)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Production Designer: Ken Adam | Art Director: Roy Walker



Playtime (1967)

Director: Jacques Tati

Production Designer: Eugène Roman



Hook (1991)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Production Designer: Norman Garwood

Art Directors: Andrew Precht and Thomas E. Sanders

Set Decorator: Garrett Lewis



Dune (1984)

Director: David Lynch

Production Designer: Anthony Masters

Art Director: Benjamín Fernández

Set Decorator: Giorgio Desideri


logan's run

Logan’s Run (1976)

Director: Michael Anderson

Production Designer: Dale Hennesy

Art Director: Dale Hennesy

Set Decorator: Robert De Vestel


pd- dogville

Dogville (2003)

Director: Lars von Trier

Production Designer: Peter Grant

Set Decorator: Simone Grau



Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Production Designer: William Arnold

Art Director: Sue Chan

Set Decorators: Jay Hart & Lori A. Noyes


star wars

Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Director: Irvin Kirshner

Production Designer: Norman Reynolds

Art Directors: Leslie Dilley, Harry Lange, and Alan Tomkins

Set Decorator: Michael Ford


Do you agree? Which one is your favourite? Who and what inspires you?


Rose XO.


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