Thursday, October 28, 2010

movie inspiration: Some Girls

I was disappointed to learn that the house in Some Girls (1989) was just a set, but still it is the most gorgeous set - probably my favorite. Art nouveau eye candy in every scene, plus Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Connelly. The story is a little thin, but the art direction is perfect. So much carved wood and stained glass and warm low-key lighting. I had to lighten these stills signifigantly so you can see the details.

that upstage wall with the unicorn tapestry has a hidden door

carved wood smoke curls everywhere.. really on every surface. And those fat-bellied sconces are another amazing detail.

and in white

check out those peacock lamps - they are part of the bases of the banisters

nouveau wallpaper, black & white tiles, gothic furniture, Catholic icons

ferns everywhere - and that giant swirling design in the floor is outstanding. And yes, that's naked Patrick Dempsey.

more tile work in the bathroom

and kitchen

It's sometimes available on Hulu to watch free, and some months it's free to watch instantly on Netflix. Right now it's not available for streaming at either place, but check back there or put it in your queue.

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