While we are still in the last remnants of summer, the fall movie season is upon us, hopefully rescuing us from reality tv and into the theater. (Can the Housewives of Poughkeepsie be far behind?)
In the upcoming weeks and months I plan to post on cuisine in the cinema with Julie & Julia (and shamelessly plug a cover article!) along with the designs for It's Complicated, the new Nancy Meyers romantic comedy with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. As you recall, Meyers directed design rich films such as Somethings Gotta Give and The Holiday. I am interviewing Nancy and her design team next week and my article appears in the December issue of Traditional Home -- the Santa Barbara sets are beautiful and will not disappoint!
I will also cover the design duo of John Myhre and Gordon Sim on the highly anticipated Nine. Along with director Rob Marshall, they brought us the electric sets of Chicago and you will feel as if you are watching La Dolce Vita, 2009. The actress laden film (Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Dame Judith Densch, Marion Cotillard and Fergie!) will be out Thanksgiving. And yes, Daniel Day Lewis plays the starring role.
I will also report on Coco Before Chanel in September and the historical period designs for Amelia (as in Earhart with Richard Gere and Hilary Swank) and Sherlock Holmes with Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.
Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel
in the film Coco Before Chanel
Hilary Swank as the ill fated Amelia Earhart in Amelia
Photo Credits: Warner Brothers, Sony Classics, Weinstein Company, Fox Searchlight