Despite the fact that Tim Hatley had never created scenery for a film, Mike Nichols chose the accomplished theater production designer to construct "Closer."
You'd think that legendary production designer and art director Henry Bumstead, who turns 90 in March, would by now be resting on his laurels. But he's not.
"De-Lovely" helmer and producer Irwin Winkler, production designer Eve Stewart and costume designer Janty Yates re-created legendary composer Cole Porter's lavish life in just 12 weeks on a budget of…
Move over computers -- the large and lavish movie set, built the expensive and the old-fashioned way by squads of artisans, made a big comeback in 2004.
The production team behind "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" faced two daunting yet exhilarating challenges: to create a new world from nothing -- and to find somewhere to film that…
Alfonso Cuaron brought his independent sensibility to the Harry Potter franchise, turning "Prisoner of Azkaban" into a visually sumptuous feast, pulsing with a sense of nature and a much darker mood.
It's the future as seen from 1964, something more futuristic than what we have now," says Brad Bird of the retro-modern look that inspired his film "The Incredibles."
The colors, art direction and costumes of Zhang Yimou's "House of Flying Daggers" leap off the screen with a high-energy kick. The team of Tingxiao Hua (production design), Zhong Han (art direction)…
A quirky, fantastical adventure, helmer-scribe Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" dives into the world of fictional oceanographer/filmmaker Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) on a journey of…
It isn't a stretch to say that Paramount's "Team America: World Police" was the most unusual-looking film of 2004. The technical demands of the $32 million production were formidable -- 90…
Michael Radford wanted to set his version of "The Merchant of Venice" in 1596 Venice that was thriving when Shakespeare wrote this play. "I wanted to do a very realistic version, very rooted in its…