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Depicting the Creation of an Artist IF BEALE STREET COULD TALKAbove Image: FONNY'S BASEMENT APARTMENT. SET PHOTO
I was with my daughter when my friend, producer Jeremy Kleiner, called to say that Barry Jenkins was going to direct James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, and that they wanted to talk to me about designing the film. At the time it was un
Finding the Right Kind of Ugly THE FRONT RUNNERAbove Image: WALDORF ASTORIA BALLROOM, SET SKETCH BY STEVE SAKLAD. INK ON ONIONSKIN WITH PRISMACOLOR MARKERS AND WITE-OUT®. THE ACTUAL LOCATION WAS A PURE WHITE EX-MACY’S. A SERIES OF WALNUT-STAINED BEAUX-ARTS ARCHWAYS WERE CONSTRUCTED TO ENCLOSE THE SPACE.
Before Stormy Daniels, Monica Lew
A Colorful Journey in a Disturbing Direction HEATHERSAbove Image: EXTERIOR WESTERBURG HIGH SCHOOL. PHOTO COURTESY OF TPN.
I saw the original Heathers movie during my final year of art school. It was the fall of 1988 when big perms, shoulder pads, and a dark foreboding was creeping into film and popular art. Heathers was my first introduction to t
Mary Poppins Returns CREATING A NEW MUSICAL FROM A BELOVED SOURCEAbove Image: CHERRY TREE LANE IN THE SUMMER. ILLUSTRATIONS BY EVA KUNTZ.
Mary Poppins Returns was a magical experience!
It all started at Disney Studios in Burbank, the very place Walt’s 1964 Mary Poppinscame to life. Disney magic was all around as I poured through their archives with d
White Boy Rick EVOKING THE RECENT PASTAbove Image: CURRY’S GARAGE, MODEL RENDERING BY MICHAEL MANNE.
Designing a period film always brings great obstacles, even for one set just thirty years ago. Society is constantly evolving and everything from electronics, cars, furniture, signage to architecture itself are different than they we
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