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Production Design, the fifth title in the FilmCraft series, addresses one of the most important roles in cinema. Production designers do nothing short of creating whole new worlds, turning the bare bones of the script into a physical 3D environment that can be filmed. This book introduces that art in the words of the people best-equip to explain it, as well as looking at the legacies of the great innovators of the past.
This volume also looks at the work of key influential figures, like Sir Ken Adam (winner of two Academy Awards and two BAFTAs) and Oscar winner Rick Carter (Jurassic Park, Avatar). These in-depth interviews with some of today's most distinguished practitioners, examine the training, personal qualities, pitfalls, technical expertise, management, luck and qualities which this demanding job requires.
Sir Ken Adam (Madness of King George, Dr Strangelove, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dr No, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice); Jim Bissell (300, ET, Good Night and Good Luck, Jumanji); Rick Carter (Avatar, Back to the Future II, The Goonies, Jurassic Park (1-3), War Horse); William Chang (2046, Chungking Express, Happy Together, My Blueberry Nights); Stuart Craig (The Mission, The Elephant Man, The English Patient, Gandhi, Harry Potter); Nathan Crowley (Lake House, Public Enemies, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Returns, The Prestige, John Carter); Dante Ferretti (HUGO, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Name of the Rose, And the Ship Sails On); Jack Fisk (Days of Heaven, Badlands, The New World, There Will be Blood, The Tree of Life); Antxon Gomez (The Skin I Live In, Bad Education, Che, Talk to Her, Broken Embraces, All About My Mother, Live Flesh); Sarah Greenwood (Hanna, Atonement, Sherlock Holmes (x2), Anna Karenina); Grant Major (Lord of the Rings, Green Lantern, King Kong, Heavenly Creatures); Alex McDowell (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Terminal, Upside Down, Minority Report, Fight Club); John Myhre (Chicago, Elizabeth, Memoirs of a Geisha); Eve Stewart (The Damned United, The King's Speech, Naked, Topsy Turvy); Yohei Taneda (Kill Bill (1 & 2), The Flowers of War, The Magic Hour); Dean Tavoularis (Apocalypse Now, Bonnie and Clyde, Carnage, The Godfather (I and II); Legacy (William Cameron Menzies, Richard Sylbert, John Box, Fernando Scarfiotti, Cedric Gibbons)