Friday, January 22, 2010

Architecture in the Movies: Top Twenty Films

I had an earlier post related to Architects in the Movies, now for Architecture. Please forgive a little bit of overlap.

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari/The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Directed by Robert Wiene/Hermann Warm as designer

Aelita, The Queen of Mars (1924)
Directed by Yakov Protazanov/Alexandra Exter and Isaak Rabinovich as set designers

Directed by Fritz Lang/Karl Vollbrecht as "film architect"

The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Directed by Joseph Von Sternberg/Sets by Norwegian Expressionist whose name I forget...

Saboteur (1942)
Directed by Alfred Hitchock/Robert Boyle as Art Director

The Fountainhead (1949)
Directed by King Vidor

The Third Man (1949)
Directed by Carol Reed

L'Avventura (1960)
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

La Dolce Vita/The Sweet Life (1960)
Directed by Federico Fellini

La Notte (1961)
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick/Ken Adam as set designer

Playtime (1967)
Directed by Jacques Tati

Blade Runner (1982)
Directed by Ridley Scott

Nostalghia/Nostalgia (1983)
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Brazil (1985)
Directed by Terry Gilliam

The Belly of An Architect (1987)
Directed by Peter Greenaway

Der Himmel über Berlin/Wings of Desire (1987)
Directed by Wim Wenders

The Cruise (1998)
Directed by Timothy "Speed" Levitch

Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Directed by Thom Andersen

My Architect: A Son's Journey (2003)
Directed by Nathaniel Kahn

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