Top 10 Production Designs of All Time

Top 10 Production Designs of All Time

Production design demands nothing
less than the creation of worlds. Apart from the actors,
the cameras and the lights, design controls everything
else that appears on screen. Turning words and
fantasies into physical reality. These are our picks for the ten best
production design films of all time. (Music) here, we’re going to spend our first two
slots exploring what we think are two very important poles on the spectrum of design. From heightened and stylized,
to understated and naturalistic. And to the former, flashier side of
production design, we find sets and decor that focus on maximum visual impact. Even if that means looking style. The design grabs your attention,
allowing it to directly participate in the telling of the story,
now that you’re no longer looking past it. Here, we think of The Red Shoes,
work especially Brazil. And then of Kubrick can lean this way,
like in A Clockwork Orange. As can Martin Scorsese,
although only some times. We imagine Tim Burton probably sees his
everyday world through some kind of heightened lens. And we especially love what he and
his designers came up with, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd. However, as far as heightened design goes, there is nobody who takes it quite to
the level of Wes Anderson, whose design is great in The Royal Tenenbaums, even better
in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and absolutely off the charts in our
first pick, The Grand Budapest Hotel.>>Because so much of the movie takes
place in this hotel, our first task was to find a great old hotel and
to then build the production around that.>>So we look to all over Central Europe,
anywhere where there might still be a great old grand
hotel that was just sitting there empty, waiting to be used by us. Which turned out didn’t really exist.>>Along the way we stumbled across
a department store that was empty.>>The production took it over, and the interior of that shopping mall
has become the interior of the hotel.>>Pulling always ultra specific
references from kodachrome, postcards, Wes’ imagination and the
painting of Gustav Clint, Grand Budapest was the second collaboration between Wes
and production designer Adam Stockhouse. Always real, often handmade, the entire
world of Grand Budapest is styled around a particular frame
rather then vice versa. Resulting in an ultra composed
living breathing world of fictional Eastern Europe, pre and post war. In this multi era decoration, is perhaps one of the most compelling
testaments to the power of good design. Here, we can see on full display
the exact same spaces used to entirely different effect. Different decor communicates wealth and
whimsy, but also decline,
sad practicality and the bygone. The character of the world shifted
dramatically via color, and furniture, and density, and design. At the center of attention and
in your face, isn’t the only way for production design to have an effect. The design of the world still
works on you in the background. You’ve probably seen these frames before,
and the design of the space almost certainly made you feel a certain way,
even though you’re probably only paying direct attention to it for
the first time just now. Imagine how much different this will feel
with a lesser desk, or a different set of drapes, or a plainer carpet, or
wallpaper that wasn’t peeling just so. None of the examples are particularly
hype, they all feel like they belong to the worlds they’re in, and
yet they too are design. Some of our favorite films that employ
naturalistic design principles to huge effect, include the Three Colors trilogy
and its subtle, believable color motifs. Beasts of the Southern Wild,
Tom Ford’s work on Nocturnal Animals and A Single Man, and
the impeccable design of Tree of Life. Room gets tons of mileage out of
the intimacy of its tiny spaces. But for our second pick,
we want to focus on Beginners.>>(Inaudible).
That’s nice.>>Any brothers for you. Yeah?>>Yeah.>>Who is t hat painting?>>I don’t know,
it’s just a painting on the wall.>>And these?>>They’re just photos, Pop.>>But how do they relate to the exhibit?>>They’re just personal photos,
they’re not art.>>Beginners spends much of its
screen time existing within a space, that is saturated in
the history of a character. In this case Oliver’s father, Hal. And this is not an accident. These characters are artists and
museum directors, people who’ve dedicated their lives to
the arrangement of design in space. But unlike
Grand Budapest Chain Valentino’s work, almost never asked you to focus on
anesthetic or a designed frame, in a way that points to its designedness. Instead, decor almost always seems to
be an outgrowth of personality and individuality, every single piece
of furniture in the house home, a testament to a lifelong
journey of learning who he is. And then, to an effect just as astonishing
as Grand Budapest’s we see the results of the passage of time on a space, as it is
emptied out after his father’s death. We see his personality cast in relief, and it is heartbreaking to watch
his humanity leaving the world. On completely opposite ends
of the design spectrum, both films develop their own
thesis about how human change, drives the shape of the world’s
we inhabit through the aesthetic. (Music) Now that we’ve sort of traced
the boundaries here, it’s time for us to break into the various genres. And first on the torture table is horror, from the grinny minimalism of Eraserhead
to the brilliant Bates Motel in Psycho, to the unbelievable textures and
personality of the house in Crimson Peak. The Cell is endlessly imaginative
in all its different looks, whilst Suspiria put a whole
new pallet on terror. And then of course,
there is the overlook hotel. Good God is that place perfect. But the only thing that could
displace The Shining on this list, a landmark in cinema, and
horror, and production, and design, would be The Cabinet of Dr.
Caligari. (Music) Dr Caligari is perhaps the peak
of stylization in design. The crowning jewel of German
expressionism, the work of Reimann, Rohrig and Warm, distorts its entire world beyond
anything remotely resembling reality. Favoring instead the jagged, gnarled,
horrific convolutions of a world gone mad. In this tale of madness and
mental institution, no angle is square, no wall is plum, everything seems
to be just the wrong size and the shadows are painted
directly onto the set. Caligari is innovated in how explicitly
it’s willing to express the mental interior, in its external design. Paving the way for contemporary
innovations like Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands and
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It broke every rule imaginable, and landed itself in the history
books in the process. After horror, we turned to
visions of the future in Sci-Fil. And there we find sleek
scandinavian modernism with a gorgeously minimalistic
robot-based men in Ex Machina. We find unbelievable scope especially
in model form in Metropolis. We find more of Terry Gilliam’s madcap
bric-a-brac insanity in 12 Monkeys, and a sleek,
corporate-ish dystopia in Minority Report. We find zany, colorful,
cartoonish fun in The Fifth Element. Vicious dieselpunk violence communicated
almost entirely through vehicles, in Mad Max: Fury Road. And a bleak, grimy interstellar
tanker in the world of Alien. 2001: A Space Odyssey,
showed us a sleek, sterile, technological future unlike any we
had ever seen before on celluloid. But for our Sci-Fi pick, there are two
films that we think have done it in a way that borders on genius, and we’re not
going to even try to choose between them. They are Blade Runner and Her. (Music) vision of the future in Blade Runner, imagine something radically
different than had ever come before. Compared to the monolithic sterile and unifying visions of a singular
future aesthetic that preceded it, Blade Runner is messy, polycultural,
economically stratified. Overflowing with the competing design
aesthetics of different influences. Its design is built amidst the wreckage
of decades and centuries past. Her, as KK Barrett takes
a different direction completely, envisioning a future that
fetishizes the retro. Recognizing that in the right context,
the retro can look futuristic too. Its world looks mostly like our own with
a few key additions and subtractions, that allow it to feel ever so
slightly other. It is possibly the most naturalistic
vision of the future ever put on film, but so emotionally intelligent
in that achievement. Recognizing that future consumers
won’t want to be sold a future, but a more comfortable,
quiet link to an idealized past. Both of these films don’t just look
gorgeous and completely unique, but they base their design decisions on a few
key assumptions about how culture might develop, based on some brilliant
insights into how it works today. (Music) By the inviolable logic of genres, Sci-Fi must always be considered
adjacent to our next category, fantasy. And here, is pretty much just open season
for production design, I mean just take a look at the magic they conjured up for
the Series of Unfortunate Events. And 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, for
The Wizard of Oz, the Holly Mountain and Pan’s Labyrinth, the Gorgeous World of
the Subconscious and What Dreams May Come. An entire hidden world of witches and
wizards and the Harry Potters. And a southern California meets
Verona Italy, Romeo and Juliet. However, we’re world building is concern, sometimes the obvious
pick is the right pick. And here, both of those picks belong
to the world of The Lord of the Rings.>>It’s amazing how authentic,
genuinely authentic it feels, that you start to believe that
it could possibly be history. I guess the way that we
try to hint at the depth, which is all that the film could really
do, was partly in our design process. I didn’t want movie design. I didn’t want fantasy movie,
Hollywood sort of style of design. I wanted something that felt authentic.>>The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is perhaps one of the most impressive acts
of world building ever brought to film. The design brought to life dozens
of different cultures, habitats, biomes, ruins and nations. With unique looks for different races,
for good and evil at multiple scales. But production designer Grant Major,
didn’t do this without help. The concept of the film came from
Tolkien’s original illustrators, drawing from a history of visual
material that was tied to the novels. The result blends the historical,
the mythical and the utterly imagined into what really
feels like an entire new world. (Music) There is of course one genre so essential
to the production design can, and it’s practically a cliche come Oscar time. We are of course referring
to the period of Peace. We are talking gorgeously
ordinate Elizabethan and Victorian Costume Dramas like the Leopard. Room with a View and Howard’s Inn. The two tiered world of Titanic. The gorgeous Russian aristocracy
of Anna Karenina, and the purposeful elaborate punk
monarchy of Marie Antoinette. Amadeus is delightfully over the top. Dangerous Liasons,
oozes tasteful design without the excess. And God, does Barry Lyndon make us feel some
kind of way about paintings and drapes. In fact, it would almost certainly run
away with this slot in the world were our pick, Fanny and Alexander didn’t exist. (Foreign)>>It really was hard not to hand this slot to Ken Burns’ peerless work
on Barry Lyndon’s spectacular interior. But slightly closer to the stylized end
of the spectrum, Anna Asp’s Fanny and Alexander, stretches the period decor 18
different ways to a new effect each time. It twists and turns the over-intricate
palatial decor of the period into all kinds of different niches. Comfortable and austere, homey and dour,
sweet and lonely, overlooked and eerie. Each set decorated with care and
specificity, without ever feeling out of place. It dramatically expanded
the possibilities of an era, in a way that really imbues each and
every physical space with endless feeling. (Sound) With that having been said,
period pieces are so essential to good design that we aren’t just dedicating
one category to them, but four. And for our second one, we’re looking before the Elizabethan
era to that early period piece. Here, we find Gladiator. In Kingdom of Heaven, and the amazing,
fantastical hybrid creativity of 300. There are some unbelievable takes on
the Middle Ages, including our favorite, Hard to Be a God. And then there’s the East, with ancient
Japan being just barely surpassed by a few spectacular works in ancient China. Crouching Tiger, Curse of the Golden Flower, and our pick, the absolutely poetic and ever-favorite, Hero. (Music) Hero is another example of
stylization at it’s best. This time driven not by the possibility
of insanity, but of embellishment and fabrication in story telling. Each iteration of the story giving
it’s own monochromatic treatment. Augmenting the spot and policies of
the Qing Dynasty with minimal accents, often only simple fabric
to maximum visual impact. Shing Sha Ho and Shing Shoo Yi’s, simple often repeating design
elements make a huge splash. Often circling back around with
a slightly different color treatment, to embu revised versions of the tale,
with an entirely different feeling. It speaks volumes to the power
of a singular design concept, placed so far forward in the foreground,
that the audience must respond to it. (Sound) Moving back to the other
side of the Elizabethan era, we find ourselves right around
the first half of the 20th century. Being transported back in time to
the worlds of There Will Be Blood, Gone With The Wind, The Great Gatsby,
Citizen Kane, The Handmaiden, The Conformist. The Last Emperor, Schindler’s List,
Atonement and Phantom Threat. But we are so blown away by the immersive
believability of The Godfather’s design of the 40’s and 50’s, that the only film
that manages to convince us even more is it’s sequel, The Godfather, Part II.>>The Godfather really kind of set
the tone for taking that kind of movie out of the old days,
of the old Paul Muni movies, and Edward G Robinson movies, and took it into
a whole other kind of level of reality.>>Expanding on the foreboding, gorgeous world of 40s power
from the First Godfather, and the fearlessness involved in sometimes
cluttering up with Chinese takeaway boxes. The second installment in the Godfather
trilogy manages not one but two incredible periods across
three different countries. Every single set shimmers with
a period appropriate naturalism and never showy but ever appropriate amount of
detail, that honestly makes us feel like Cople had somehow had shot this thing
through a portal into the past. Nothing ever looks paused, or
recreated, or overly restored, even as entire turn of the century’s city
blocks were entirely created from scratch. Dean Tabulero’s work on The Godfather II, is a high watermark any career
characterized by peerless taste. Recreating decades that many
still remembered not as a series of off limits historical
exhibits and backdrops, but world’s filled with the kind of life
characters could reach out and touch. Moving forward into the second
half of the last century, we find our last period P stop. Pursuing Gorgeous Look at the 50s and
the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. 60s, in Catch Me If You Can. The 70s in American Hustle, and
the 80s in Everybody Wants Some. We find Zodiac, and
Selma, and A Serious Man. In fact, there are so
many films set in these decades, that are very nearly perfect in their
design that we couldn’t just pick one, or two, or three to talk about. So instead feast your eyes on a four way
tie montage in honor of what we think are the very best. Revolutionary Road, In the Mood for Love, Inside Llewyn Davis, and The Master. (Music) Finally, our tour of period pieces
deposits us in the present, with a look at the best
of contemporary design. Not just designing within
the current period, but attempting to capture its
essence in its design. Today, The Florida Project,
The Lobster and Lost in Translation, all show us
different sketches of our world. The Social Network is flawless in
designing a clash in the upper echelons of our society. And Playtime, explored the gorgeous
alienation of it’s time in an Uber stylish send up of modernity. But for our last pick, we think nothing
has quite combined humor, humanity, loneliness and character like the
idiosyncratic design of Roy Anderson’s, Living Trilogy. (Music) Every single one of the over 100
videttes of The Living trilogy, is fabricated entirely from the ground-up
for its whole precise camera angle. He actually puts the camera there first,
and then builds the set around it, incorporating detailed seamless backdrops,
puppets and miniatures. Sometimes in an act of dissatisfaction,
scraping the whole thing to start from scratch, which means that this inside
a film studio, and this, and this, too. His design specificity is borderline
neurotic but back, you that is work. The elaborate plan and this of at all,
makes details like the particularly bright yellownes of a chair or the strange
placement of the pipe, almost worth marveling over an occasionally
laughing at in their own right. The effect is one of hyper-reality. It is the world over-curating and
distilled down into extra detail. It feels like a generic nowhere with
splashes of specific everywhere. Embedded in the ennui and existential angst of his
idiosyncratically dreary design, is a canvas on which his personal philosophys
on modern life can shine through. It is a sad, ashen, lonely landscape of
sets on which even the smallest display of genuine humanity stands out and shines, which is why we think it’s one of the best
examples of production design of all time. So what do you think? Disagree with any of our picks? Did we leave out one of
your favorite movie worlds? That’s just life, I guess, filled with many wonders and
over before you reach most of it. Well. Let us know in the comments below,
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100 thoughts on “Top 10 Production Designs of All Time”

  • Maliha Intikhab says:

    I feel lile Almost Famous could have been added to this list. It really transported me to that time in history. Made me sad that rock and roll was dying.

  • TheJlook2000 says:

    I would add star trek the motion picture . It is not the dystopian or militaristic future we have grown up with these past decades . It shows technology , science and aesthetics have learnt to live with each other .

  • For horror movie design you should’ve talked about the Woman in Black. The looming spectre of Eel Marsh House, both exterior and interior, is absolutely chilling.

  • Have you guys done a list of top protagonists who turn out to be the villains? Such as A Clockwork Orange, the Godfather, Nightcrawler, Scarface, American Psycho, One Hour Photo, Chronicle, The Talented Mr. Ripley, etc. If you already have, please reply with a link for me

  • Carter Berry says:

    Not sure why O Brother Where Art Thou didn’t make the cut. It’s design and creation of early 20th century Deep South conveys so much story and meaning and it’s colored so well.

  • John Claybaugh says:

    Watching your videos tells me you've done more than shuffle a few "best of" lists together and spitting out a new list. You guys put thought into this.

  • The allure of wrapping paper, even garbage covered has its moments if you do not get too close. The "banal preciousness" of a Wes Anderson along with the insipid Her belong in 10 most pretentious but that seems to be what cinefix is all about. Why am I not surprised set design is more important than the story theses days as it shows in your picks. "Movie History" Don't attempt to legitimize with Caligari and then foist a bunch of mostly turn of the century trash on us now. The reason for such importance SD is that no one can tell a story or act their way out of box anymore, they just stand or sit around for moody close-ups while the camera does an inventory of what is in the room. Even the outstanding imagery and audacious compositions of Second Floor is ultimately a one trick pony. Give me the telling, judicious camera movement of Premminger, Polanski or Fellini any day over some of these tarted up empty headed good lookers that amounts to window shopping.

  • 真希アレキス says:

    This is my 16th video from Cinefix and I can say that I've seen "Hero" on their list many times. It's like its telling me to watch it.

  • Thank you for mentioning The Fall – that movie is so underrated, and it's production design is one of my favorite things about watching it!

  • They don't include The Matrix trilogy (Zion/Hovercrafts sets), and all Star Wars movies. This list is intentionally avoiding some blockbusters even if they have merit. Transparently pretentious. The lack of mention of those two franchises discredits the rest of the list and calls question on their judgment.

  • Congratulations on your work! it has defined my to view list. May I suggest a Top 5 or 10 of castings that ruin a character (for other actors), for example, H. Jackman as Wolverine, let´s be honest, we will never accept any other and anyone who ventures to take the part will have to do it aware that its work will be subject to a harsh comparison. Same goes for Capt. Jack Sparrow, The Joker (H. Ledger's), Tony Stark/Ironman, Deadpool, Hanibal Lecter, Severus Snape in my humble opinion. Once again, congratulations CineFix especially on your movie lists, I'm deeply grateful, I've learned so much and it has expanded enormously the way I watch movies.

  • Loved this video, as always, but how, how, how, HOW did Star Wars (1977) not get a frame of this?! Say what you want of how it may not fit the caliber of cinema showcased in the video, all of which are extremely well-deserved, but when talking about production design the impact and influences of George Lucas's view of a galaxy fusing the adventure and fun of a Buck Rogers serial with beat up worn down background of the best Spaghetti Westerns to create one of the most organic and believable fantasy universes of all time cannot be denied.

  • This may sound like a stupid question but to practice editing I thought of making a list like this for practice and fun, and I was wondering how obtain footage like this from specific parts of movies like in this video.

  • Michael Harris says:

    It may sound weird, but my all-time favorite production design for a period piece is that of the Keira Knightly starring Pride And Prejudice. The scenery and design fits the movie so well that it feels like a character itself and draws you into the story without realizing it. It's simplistic, but it feels like the perfect minimalism for the small world they were in and when it goes to the extravagant, the contrast between the homeliness and and the grandiose are really hammered home.
    As far as period pieces go, I can't think of anything better.

    Another note…LOTR really is fantastic. It's one of, if not the only, fantasy movie that made the world feel real despite the obvious fantasticalness of it all.

  • J.Connor Sears says:

    I've watched Hero 3 times in my life so far (for the record it's a very beautiful movie stylistically) and I don't really like it all that much besides the visuals.


    10. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    09. Beginners
    08. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
    07. Blade Runner, Her
    06. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    05. Fanny and Alexander
    04. Hero
    03. The Godfather II
    02. Revolutionary road, The Master
    01. The Living Trilogy

  • Milou Choudhary says:

    Have you people at CineFix watched and reviewed all the movies ever produced , in all languages, and then ranked them based on a set of measurable objective criteria? If not, (Which I can confidently infer is the case), then any of your claim that says "of all time" is just your personal subjective opinion based on watching a few hundred English Language movies produced in Hollywood. Your arrogance, ignorance and foolishness for making such claims makes me cringe.

  • The original
    russian version of War and Peace. It's so good. You feel like you are in Russia at that time when you watch it. Which not many people have done, so here's my advice: Go see it!

  • I LOVE the design of all of the #2 spot. My favorite time period to see on film in my humble opinion. But don't you think Revolutionary Road is slightly more perfect?

  • Son of Frankenstein had a surreal set design similar in feel to Caligari but more expansive. Its echoes definitely appeared decades later in Young Frankenstein, along with numerous other elements from that movie. Give it a watch!

  • First of all……fucking….dare you. You come onto the Internet with your thought-provoking, well written, concise, intelligent top 10 lists. You force your audience to think, reflect, and relate to themes and ideas while also being informative and evoking critical thinking.

    This is the GOD DAMN internet you savage mongoloid! This is no place for thoughtfulness or passion for art!

    I DEMAND benign, boring, bland, baroque, contrite lists that just rattle off colors, sounds, and easy to digest pictures without any insight behind their rankings!

    Shame on you! Good day! I said GOOD DAY SIR!

  • I think the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has one of the most underrated production designs of all time. The editing is so ahead of its time and the screenplay is so heart wrenching

  • Attic Hatch Sound says:

    Noticed "A Single Man" was filmed at a John Lautner house. John Lautner houses have been the choice of sets for a lot of films, which include the "falling House in Lethal Weapon 2 , Ben Gazzara's house in "The Big Lebowski" , and the fight scene with Bambie and Thumper in "Diamonds are Forever".

  • Looks like I definitely need to watch the Living Trilogy! It feels like something I would find absolutely delightful.

  • Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
    Alien (1979)
    Crimson Peak (2015)
    The Dark Crystal (1982)
    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
    13 Assassins (2010)
    The Great Gatsby (2013)
    Playtime (1967)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    Fanny and Alexander (1982)
    The Leopard (1963)
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
    Sin City (2005)
    Dune (1984)
    Tron: Legacy (2010)
    Amélie (2001)
    The Red Shoes (1948)
    Brazil (1985)
    The City of Lost Children (1995)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    The Aviator (2004)
    Hugo (2011)
    Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    Batman (1989)
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
    Sweeney Todd (2007)
    Rushmore (1998)
    Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
    A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    City of God (2002)
    Taxi Driver (1979)
    Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
    No Country for Old Men (2007)
    Black Swan (2010)
    The Godfather (1971)
    The Shining (1980)
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
    The Thin Red Line (1998)
    Three Colors Red (1994)
    Three Colors Blue (1993)
    Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
    Nocturnal Animals (2016)
    A Single Man (2009)
    Tree of Life (2011)
    Room (2015)
    Beginners (2010)
    Se7en (1995)
    Get Out (2017)
    Eraserhead (1977)
    Psycho (1960)
    The Cell (2000)
    Suspiria (1977)
    The Shining (1980)
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    Big Fish (2003)
    Batman Returns (1992)
    Dark City (1998)
    Children of Men (2006)
    Ex Machina (2015)
    Metropolis (1927)
    12 Monkeys (1995)
    Minority Report (2002)
    The Fifth Element (1997)
    Mad Max Fury Road (2015)
    2001: a Space Odyssey (1968)
    Her (2013)
    The Fall (2006)
    Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    The Holy Mountain (1973)
    Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
    What Dreams May Come (1998)
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
    Romeo + Juliet (1996)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    Elizabeth the Golden Age (2007)
    Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    Cries and Whispers (1972)
    The Leopard (1963)
    A Room with a View (1985)
    Howard’s End (1992)
    Titanic (1997)
    Anna Karenina (2012)
    Marie Antoinette (2006)
    Amadeus (1984)
    Barry Lyndon (1975)
    Ben Hur (1959)
    Cleopatra (1963)
    Intolerance (1916)
    Gladiator (2000)
    Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
    300 (2006)
    Macbeth (2015)
    Andrei Rubley (1966)
    Hard to Be a God (2013)
    Yojimbo (1961)
    Silence (2016)
    Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)
    Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
    Hero (2002)
    Doctor Zhivago (1965)
    Gangs of New York (2002)
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2002)
    There Will Be Blood (2007)
    Gone with the Wind (1939)
    Citizen Kane (1941)
    The Handmaiden (2016)
    The Conformist (1970)
    The Last Emperor (1987)
    Schindler’s List (1993)
    Atonement (2007)
    Phantom Thread (2017)
    The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    The Lives of Others (2006)
    Ida (2013)
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
    Catch Me If You Can (2002)
    American Hustle (2013)
    Everybody Wants Some (2016)
    Zodiac (2007)
    Selma (2014)
    A Serious Man (2009)
    Revolutionary Road (2008)
    Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
    The Master (2012)
    In the Mood for Love (2000)
    Drive (2011)
    Fight Club (1999)
    High and Low (1963)
    Modern Times (1936)
    The Florida Project (2017)
    The Lobster (2015)
    Lost in Translation (2003)
    The Social Network (2010)
    Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
    You, The Living (2007)
    A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

  • Blade Runner has one of the best looking production design in cinema history. It has become the standard aesthetic when people think of "cyberpunk".

  • I asked many people older than me, especially professors, and they say Blade Runner is how Tokyo was, or atleast the areas surrounding the rich areas of Tokyo, was during the late 70s and early 80s at night. Luckily, a lot of anime derive their production design and atmosphere from Blade Runner.

  • No Dark Knight?? I'm surprised, seems like every CineFix video puts Dark Knight at number one of all movies. BTW, the Dark Knight sucks.

  • 12:45 You guys don't understand how fucking happy I am that you mentioned Hard to be a God. It's my favorite movie of all time and somehow no one has ever heard of it.

  • You guys are the uncrowned kings of movie lists. It's truly stupid that fuckers are still watching watchmojo. Cinefix for life bro.

  • I love this Channel, I love the explanations and analyses, and I'm always so excited when a new video is out. But I was a bit sad in this case not to see one of the sub genres being set designs for musicals. Or at least have more musicals in there than only The Wizard of Oz and Sweeney Todd (I feel like this channel often forgets musicals, actually). I mean Vincente Minnelli started as a set designer for exemple, and it shows! The Band Wagon, An American in Paris, Meet Me in St Louis… Or Bob Fosse with Cabaret… Just to point out the most obvious, but there are so many others that are amazing. Plus the set design is really important in this genre not only for building the world the action takes part in, but also because the musical scenes often feed off the set design and the location helps to build the transitions between the non musical and the musical sections. Best exemple ever being the scene in the park in the Band Wagon. A lot of them would have totally have their spot in the mentions here.
    (I actually watched this video several times before writing this, and finally took the courage to post…)

    That being said, please keep on making videos because they are so well done and so well researched and so damn interesting even when we disagree…

  • So, the only mention of Ken Adam's work refers to him as Ken Burns. You guys are great but there are some shocking mistakes in your videos.

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