mercredi 22 septembre 2010

# Film Architecture. From Metropolis to Blade Runner

I am kino-eyes. I am a builder. I have placed you, whom I've created today, in an extraordinary room which did not exist until just now when I also created it. In this room there are twelve walls shot by me in various parts of the world. In bringing together shots of walls and details, I've managed to arrange them in an order that is pleasing and to construct with intervals, correctly, a film-phase which is the room.
Dziga Vertov, 1923

Film Architecture. From Metropolis to Blade Runner is a beautiful book about the relationships between Architecture and Cinema. It was edited by Dietrich Neumann in 1999 and includes essays by Donald Albrecht, Anton Kaes, Anthony Vidler and Michael Webb.
I already posted an article about the Blade Runner's part (see previous post), but other movies are depicted in this book which magnifies the beauty of their settings as an hyper-representative and expressive architecture.

Film Architecture. From Metropolis to Blade Runner. Edited by Dietrich Neumann. Munich: Prestel 1999

Metropolis by Fritz Lang. 1927

Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati (1958)

Play Time by Jacques Tati (1967)

Play Time by Jacques Tati (1967)

Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang (1924)

Lost Horizon by Frank Capra (1937)

The Fountainhead by King Vidor (based on Ayn Rand's novel) (1949)

Batman by Tim Burton (1989)

Dick Tracy by Warren Beatty (1990)

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