Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films


In so many of our favorite action and comedy movies, the bad guys live in stone-cold modernist lairs high on top of hills. This is true in The Big Lebowski, Blade Runner, and James Bond flicks — to name a few.

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Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films by Ben Critton, a graphic design student at Yale, is a zine exploring this phenomenon complete with analysis of homes from eight films. Modernist architecture is sometimes said to feel cold despite the utopian ideals of the architects, and it has become a convention for filmmakers to exploit the simplicity and mystery inherent in these forms and fill them up with pure evil.

If you'd like to read the tabloid for yourself, order one from Printed Matter.

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