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Annette Bening and Production Designer Jane Musky Take Us Behind the Scenes of The Seagull Set
Architectural Digest. In the film adaption of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull—starring Annette Bening—a former Russian cooperative is used as a 19th century estateView article.
ELLE DÉCOR Review: June 2018. View article.
THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MR. AND PETE
Movie/TVShow at Sundance; “…an Inevitable Defeat runs smooth, with light bloom and production design perfect pitch….“
Hollywood Reporter; “…Tillman applies a slick sheen, bringing vivid textures to a tough neighborhood, the bleak public housing corridors and shabby apartments.”
Hollywood Reporter; “..in the hands of the Smash creators, a drama with real vitality and the musical numbers are exceptional. That’s because the talent in front of the camera and behind on Smash is GOLD.”
LA Times; “…a collage of images that feed like a hungry barracuda off the energy of the music.”
Variety; “Forrester”, is very much a chamber piece for two, with more than half of the scenes set indoors in Forrester’s cluttered apartment, inventively textured by Production Designer, Jane Musky to capture the feel of a capacious pre-WWII residence, which later becomes a kind of Never Never Land…which are dynamically shot by lenser Harris Savides.”
THE DEVIL’S OWN
Variety; “Physically, pic is impeccable, with Jane Musky’s detailed Production Design, Gordon Willis’ astutely graded widescreen lensing and fine Gotham-area locations combining for an exceedingly handsome look whose emphasis on muted mid-range colors compliments the moral and political gray areas the film explores.”
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
Roger Ebert; “The shabby real estate office in Glengarry Glen Ross seems likely to become one of the movie places we will remember like the war room in, “Dr. Strangelove”.
MAID IN MANHATTAN
Variety; “Pics look is pure widescreen glossiness in the George Cukor manner.”
OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION
Variety; “Pics Physical production is plush, with Jane Musky’s Production Design..all contributing strongly to make New York look like a romantic wonderland.”
MONA LISA SMILE
The Observer; “..this is an intelligent, attractive and good-looking film”.
CITY BY THE SEA
Variety; “A gray mood permeates this color film, especially in the gutted beachside resort area framed like a giant arena of the lost and abandoned.”
Variety; “While the task of keeping pace with the multilayered plot can be daunting, it’s breathless storytelling quality, charismatic cast and technical sheen should generate strong box office returns…New York has rarely seemed so alluring.”
Joel Seigel; “One of the most inventive original, absolutely wacko comedies in years.”
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
Rolling Stone; “Brimming over with style, intelligence and wit.”
Roger Ebert; “One of the best of the modern films noir.”