Thursday, May 29, 2014



I was reading about set design in cinema today.

Grant Major (art direction) and Dan Hennah and Alan Lee (set design) got an Oscar nom for their depiction of the royal hall of Meduseld in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Why?

I fully realize the set is heavily detailed, luxurious in its use of materials, and frankly little of what was done is seen on film due to the low lighting, camera angles, editing, and more. But for god's sake.... Really? I've seen stave churchs in Norway with more regal design put into them!

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