Posts Tagged ‘screenshot’

Bobby Deerfield, 1977

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Proof that the 70s and 80s meet in 1977. In the Hollywood film Bobby Deerfield, Al Pacino plays a troubled race-car driver who leaves his girlfriend, a weaving artist, for  a dying European jetsetter whom I found annoyingly shallow, juvenile and capricious. And that’s all you need to know about the vanquishing of the 70s by the 80s.

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Architecture in the movies, Part 5 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, has probably appeared in more Hollywood films than any other notable modern house and has also been heavily used for ad and fashion shoots, music videos and television. The house is currently for sale at US$15 million, hence these new photos by Tim Street-Porter for Christie’s Great Estates. 

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Architecture in the movies, Part 4 – Aeon Flux

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Berlin’s modernist and contemporary architecture stands in for Aeon Flux‘s fictional city of Bregna in the year 2415 with surprisingly little alteration. When will modernist and contemporary architecture not seem so futuristic?

Obviously modern architecture is still space-age in the popular unconscious, and not only space-age but on some level its aesthetics and utopian aspirations are clearly under suspicion.

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Houses like spaceships, spaceships like houses

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Bathroom futurism! Excellent circular spaceship thing going on here. I’m not sure about shag rugs in the bathroom, but will boldly go where no one has gone before. Still, how on earth would you clean this room? The answer is that in space, flokatis are self-cleaning. With microbots or whatever those things in the Neil Stephenson trilogy are called.

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