The design of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) is a wonderful thing to behold. The overall styling and costumes have taken their rightful place in history as true classics, as has the furniture and decor of the sets. Read our article here >
The Bridge featured the villain living in Villa M2 designed by Swedish architect and furniture designer Jonas Lindvall - the whole set featured his designs (as discussed in our article: From Iron Man to Mad Men - Scandinavian design in film).
From director Zack Snyder comes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice starring Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman / Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman / Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. This no-holds-barred Ultimate Edition has 30 minutes of additional footage not seen in cinemas. This movie features an outstanding nod to modernist architecture and furniture in Bruce Wayne's lakeside house (read our feature here >).
Set in the 1920s, the story follows aspiring writer Nick Carraway (Maguire) as he moves to New York and becomes intrigued by his neighbour Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio)'s lavish lifestyle and mysterious past. Full of lavish Art Deco interiors inspiration as discussed in our feature here >
Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror film The Neon Demon, is out on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital HD and VOD on 31 October, bang on time for Halloween. Far from your average horror movie, we take you on a sneak peek tour of some of our favourite film sets and furniture in the movie here > – PLUS enter our competition to win one of three Blu-ray’s of the movie.
On the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, explore the life and legend of actor Leonard Nimoy and the cultural icon he created in Spock. Directed by his son Adam Nimoy and starring William Shatner, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg.
Our top choice for travel in India is the quirky The Darjeeling Limited (2007), where estranged brothers Francis (Owen Wilson), Peter (Adrian Brody) and Jack (Jason Schwartzman) reunite for a train trip across this vast and visually evocative land. Their travels take them through cities and landscapes oozing with colour and highly decorative architecture and design, typical of India.
Chocolat (Lasse Hallström, 2000), starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp tells the story of a travelling mother (Vianne) and her daughter, who open a chocolaterie in a small French village. Opening during lent causes concern amongst the traditional villagers but the evocative scenes of French village life (filmed in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain in Burgundy and on the Dordogne River), delicious chocolates and the design of Vianne’s shop and kitchen will leave you hungry to recreate some of the ambience in your own kitchen.
In A Good Year (Ridley Scott, 2006) Russell Crowe plays an investment broker who inherits his uncle’s chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. Arriving with the intention to sell the estate, the laid-back French lifestyle and happy memories of youth rub off on him. This film is a light-hearted Rom Com, if a little clichéd (surprisingly so for Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe) but the film location hunting team did a fine job of choosing beautiful southern French locations (Cucuron and the stunning landscapes of the Vaucluse and Luberon areas) which make us want to jump on the next Eurostar and set decorator Sonja Klaus picks out some inspirational and eclectic vintage furniture for the jaw dropping chateau itself.
Nobody needs an excuse to hole up on a dark Autumn evening to watch the original Whisky Galore! (Alexander Mackendrick, 1949) with a sheepskin rug and glass of single malt in tow, to watch Scottish islanders plundering 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.
Local Hero (Bill Forsyth, 1983), starring Peter Riegert and Burt Lancaster was predominantly set in the Scottish village of Pennan and put the remote highland coast firmly on the map. The iconic red public phone box that featured in many scenes is still in situ. The emotive Mark Knopfler soundtrack is also worthy of mention and is regularly played at F&F HQ.
Part One The disturbing dystopian film A Clockwork Orange (1971) is based on the 1962 book of the same name by Anthony Burgess and has caused me great dilemma over the years. Adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, it contains violent images of juvenile delinquency and youth gangs, many examples of the objectification of women, and depressing commentary on social, political and economic…