Tag: escenógrafo

The other Caligari | Jorge Gorostiza
26-07-2019 No Comments

The other Caligari | Jorge Gorostiza

Writing about Doctor Caligari’s cabinet, I discovered The Cabinet of Caligari, an American film in CinemaScope, but in black and white, produced and directed by Roger Kay in 1962, with a script by Robert Bloch, who had written the novel in which based Psycho. His argument is conventional, a tire is punctured by the car of the protagonist who travels […]

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza
28-06-2019 No Comments

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago, preparing a lecture that I was going to give at the School of Architecture of Valladolid, invited by GIRAC, I was looking for more information about Albert Bela Viragh, a scenographer I had already written about, and I found an advertisement for the movie Empty Ams directed by Frank Reicher, published in several American film magazines […]

Trauner, a matchbox | Jorge Gorostiza
03-05-2019 No Comments

Trauner, a matchbox | Jorge Gorostiza

Undoubtedly, Alexandre Trauner was one of the best film set designers in history. In 1987, an exhibition with his drawings was organized at the Dau al Set Gallery in Barcelona, while the first edition of the Barcelona Film Festival was held. The La Vanguardia newspaper published an interview with the teacher, signed by Felix Flores, which reproduces some of the topics that […]

An architect woman at Disney | Jorge Gorostiza
05-04-2019 No Comments

An architect woman at Disney | Jorge Gorostiza

In an issue of the Glamor of Hollywood magazine of 1941, an article entitled «Girls at work for disney», was published, with the subtitle «The great cartonist opens up new careers for talented girls in his Hollywood studio».  This article begins by explaining: «Until a few months ago the work of animating characters in the Walt Disney studios was purely […]

The first cinematographic women architects | Jorge Gorostiza
05-01-2018 No Comments

The first cinematographic women architects | Jorge Gorostiza

In the previous post he was speaking about the first cinematographic set designers. In these days I am updating the list of the movies in which there appears a personage who appears to be an architect, one of the topics of my book The supposed image, which movies is gathered in one of the first income from my blog, and […]

The first women art director | Jorge Gorostiza
08-12-2017 No Comments

The first women art director | Jorge Gorostiza

The investigator Mexican Elisa Lozano, whom already I mentioned immediately after the publication of his fundamental book on Manuel Fontanals, has said to me does so that there is finishing his work about Lucero Isaac,, the first cinematographic Mexican art director. The certain thing is that in the area of the scenery for the cinema the same thing has happened that […]

Susanne Bier, woman architect | Jorge Gorostiza
10-11-2017 No Comments

Susanne Bier, woman architect | Jorge Gorostiza

In the book Talking Movies: Contemporary World Filmmakers in Interview, it was written by Jason Wood in 2006, there is an interview with Susanne Bier in the one that counts that first he studied compared religions and later architecture and «I was interested very much in elements in the line of the movies, as the design of sets. Then I was […]

Corpus Barga, the cinematographic decoration | Jorge Gorostiza
04-11-2016 No Comments

Corpus Barga, the cinematographic decoration | Jorge Gorostiza

Looking for a news in the press, I have found in El Sol  a chronicle written by his correspondent in Paris, Corpus Barga, in January, 1925, published in the section «Theatres» and titled «The cinematographic decoration». It was not hoping that this notable writer, today unfortunately rather forgotten, went to contribute anything new to the debates on the scenery, but […]

Óscar Tusquets. Architects and set designers | Jorge Gorostiza
26-02-2016 No Comments

Óscar Tusquets. Architects and set designers | Jorge Gorostiza

In 1999 the acquaintance architect Óscar Tusquetss did the scenery of the theatrical work The Foundation written by Antonio Buero Vallejo and that was returning to mount twenty-five years after his premiere. In the Sunday one of the periodic El País newspaper a qualified article appeared «Buero Vallejo’s prison. The Foundation returns to the scenes 25 years after his premiere […]

The architect Auzelle and the cinematographic interior decorators | Jorge Gorostiza
01-01-2016 No Comments

The architect Auzelle and the cinematographic interior decorators | Jorge Gorostiza

A few days ago accidentally I obtained a book that did not know, The architect written by Robert Auzelle in 1965. The truth is that I it started seeing for the end and in the note (38) reading this: «the taste of the interior decorators of cinema demonstrates, if not frankly mediocre, almost always debatably. On the other hand, often […]

Arthur Max and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza
14-08-2015 No Comments

Arthur Max and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza

I am writing an article about the city in Se7en and looking for information about his designer of production, the great Arthur Max, I have found an interview entrerview that Matt Kamen did to him in WIRED.CO.UK on December 18 of last year immediately after his work in Exodus; Gods and kings. Max who began to be employed as designer […]

Cinemascope and theatre | Jorge Gorostiza
29-05-2015 No Comments

Cinemascope and theatre | Jorge Gorostiza

I have just read a text written by Gerard Mortier, graduate «Scenery and opera: history of an emotion», in that a new and interesting relation mentions between architecture and cinema, when he writes on the Festspielhaus, of Salzburg that, according to him, «It corresponds with the aesthetics of the cinemascope. It was constructed in 1958 precisely when it begins the cinemascope […]

Dreyer and Häring | Jorge Gorostiza
17-04-2015 No Comments

Dreyer and Häring | Jorge Gorostiza

In 1924 Michael, had the premiere, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, who at the time still was not him prestigious filmmaker recognized in the whole world; only he had been the person in charge of five movies in his country and for this one it had been contracted by one of the most important producers of Europe, the German UFA. The creator […]

Ray and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza
03-04-2015 No Comments

Ray and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza

Raymond Nicholas Kienzie, who always will be for all Nicholas Ray, had the great opportunity in the first thirties to be an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright in Taliesin for one year. As it told him Kathryn Bigelow in one of his last interviews: «I was studying theatre in New York, but since I had come from Wisconsin I was in the habit […]

He gives shape to things to come | Jorge Gorostiza
05-04-2014 No Comments

He gives shape to things to come | Jorge Gorostiza

Enough months ago I published in this blog an advertisement of Kodak in the one that was speaking himself on the architect and the cinema. Now I have found other one, this time on the art director and his cinematographic work, in a number of the magazine International Projectionist of the year 1950. The text is the following one: “He […]

Fairbanks House | Jorge Gorostiza
05-11-2013 No Comments

Fairbanks House | Jorge Gorostiza

In a number of the magazine Photoplay of the year 1928 I have found these drawings of the project of a house for Douglas Fairbanks, a project that was not created by an architect, but for a singular professional: William Cameron Menzies, since it is known, the first one ” production designer ” of the history of the cinema thanks to […]

Chaos in the study | Jorge Gorostiza
05-10-2013 No Comments

Chaos in the study | Jorge Gorostiza

Often the jokes – already are graphical or not-, the cartoons and in general the humor reflects better the royal thing than other representations considered “more serious”. Since it is known, a good comedy, for example of Ernst Lubitsch or Billy Wilder, it is “more political” than a movie of some filmmaker sympathetic on a cinema belonging to a more “awkward […]

Architect of castles | Jorge Gorostiza
05-08-2013 No Comments

Architect of castles | Jorge Gorostiza

In a copy of 1949 of the Journal of the British Kinematograph Society magazine I have found the advertisement of Kodak that I attach here to the side. His text is curious and says the following thing: “From the plane to the model, from the model to the structure to royal, like that size there grows this “castle of dream”, […]

Star Trek and Norman Foster | Jorge Gorostiza
05-05-2013 No Comments

Star Trek and Norman Foster | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago I wrote an entry on the cartel of the Los últimos días movie in that was appearing the Agbar Tower by Jean Nouvel and enough before I published another entry on the persistence of the Gherkin Building  in the alternative reality where La brújula dorada. Now looking held up one of caterls of Star Trek into Darkness, I have […]

Hitchcock, the fear and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza
05-03-2013 No Comments

Hitchcock, the fear and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza

A few weeks ago an e-mail ordered me Lucía Martínez Alcalde, pupil of fifth course of Philosophy and Journalism of the University of Navarre, in which he was saying to myself that it is responsible for the section of architecture of the monographic one that they are preparing for a project on Hitchcock and the fear, and because of it […]

Cómic with art director | Jorge Gorostiza
05-02-2013 No Comments

Cómic with art director | Jorge Gorostiza

In a previous entry he was speaking on an article that Jesus Palacios had entrusted me for el50, the newspaper of 50 ª edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón that was published in his first number, in which there is a cómic very entertained of qualified Monteys «How is movie done?».. One of his emblems, which I reproduce, […]

The first spot | Jorge Gorostiza
08-07-2011 One Comment

The first spot | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago I found in the yearbook Motion Picture Studio Directory, edited in EE. UU. in 1921, which might be the first advertisement of an art director, and I write «it might be», because it is the first one that I have found, but there can be previous others. It published it, I suppose that paying it, a […]