I'm no movie expert, but I do know a cool interior when I see it. There's so much more to a film experience than just plot and dialogue; costumes, props and especially set décor are so important to the authenticity of a story. So I've gathered ten movies from the past year that distracted me with their awesome interiors.
1. Dark Shadows provides plenty of gothic 70's, as only Tim Burton can do. Via MovieWeb.
2. Whether you love or hate Tolstoy, the interiors of Anna Karenina were intricate and stunning. Via IMDB.
3. It's classic, mid-century modern at its peak in Hitchcock. Via Movie Insider.
4. Probably my favorite movie in this group, Argo's set is lush with 1979 Middle-Eastern details. From textiles to tea tables, I covet them all.
5. Amour is moving, subtle and so very French. Still from Amour Trailer via YouTube.
6. Quirky, bright and campy (literally), Moonrise Kingdom is another perfectly-styled Wes Anderson gem. Via AceShowbiz.
7. The futuristic Hunger Games shows a vast divide between amazing opulence and bleak survival. Via Movies.com.
8. If you can take your eyes off Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln, check out what an 1860's White House may have looked like. Via DigitalWeb
9. There's no set design in this documentary. No matter your opinion of the couple who lives inside, you have to admit that the Queen of Versailles has some pretty staggering interiors.
10. Pay attention to the amazing hippie details in the farmhouse in Wanderlust. Via Movies.com.
My top prize goes to Amour. I couldn't take my eyes off the book-lined walls and muted French glamour of this amazing apartment, especially since the majority of the movie takes place within just a few rooms. It's not the flashiest choice, but the design is consistent with the understated tone of the film and the bittersweet story.
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(Top image: IMDB, all others as linked above)