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August 4, 2010 |
Robert F. Boyle, a four-time Oscar-nominated production designer best known for his work on Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" and "The Birds" and Norman Jewison's "Fiddler on the Roof," has died. He was 100. Boyle died of natural causes Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a two-day stay, said family spokeswoman Nicole Bamber. "For us as a guild, it's a loss of one of our great masters," said Tom Walsh, president of the Art Directors Guild.
April 11, 1997
Tommy Goetz, 57, television production designer for such series as "Taxi" and "Coach." Goetz began his career in Chicago's improvisational Second City in the late 1950s. He gravitated to New York, where he became a stage manager for "The Ed Sullivan Show" and early Barbra Streisand specials. He next worked as a cameraman for the Swedish Broadcasting Union covering civil rights and anti-Vietnam confrontations in the 1960s and was assigned to the White House for three years.
June 18, 2012 |
In his half-century career in film, Oscar-winning production designer Terence Marsh performed some amazing transformations. In director David Lean's 1965 "Doctor Zhivago," for which he won his first Academy Award, Marsh and the other designers turned Spain into Russia during the communist revolution. For Carol Reed's Oscar best picture winner, "Oliver!" (1968), which earned Marsh his second Oscar, he captured the bleakness and poverty of 19th century London in the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist.
February 7, 2013 |
"Les Misérables" production designer Eve Stewart went straight to the source: Victor Hugo's 1,200-page novel. She didn't just read the book, she channeled it by transcribing key descriptive passages, word for word, onto crib sheets that would inform the look for the musical's film adaptation from director Tom Hooper. Thanks to London-born Stewart's visceral designs, Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean gets a mud bath, Anne Hathaway's Fantine has a run-in with rotting fish and scores of revolutionary Parisians lose their furniture.
November 1, 2009 |
Production designer John Myhre won Oscars for his work on director Rob Marshall's 2002 period musical "Chicago" and his 2005 drama "Memoirs of a Geisha." He's also supplied the eye-popping looks for the 2006 musical "Dreamgirls" and last year's fantasy thriller "Wanted." But for all that, perhaps his most creative project is his latest, the musical "Nine," opening Dec.18. Marshall directed this lavish adaptation of the Broadway musical hit, itself based on the 1963 Fellini film "8 1/2 ," about a movie director (Daniel Day-Lewis)
January 9, 2010 |
Closing out a week where it earned nominations from both the directors and producers guilds of America, "The Hurt Locker" received another nod Friday from the Art Directors Guild for their Excellence in Production Design Award for a contemporary film. Joining "Hurt Locker" production designer Karl Juliusson in the contemporary category are Allan Cameron for "Angels & Demons," Bill Brzeski for "The Hangover," Naomi Shohan for "The Lovely Bones" and Steve Saklad for "Up in the Air." Period film contenders are Jess Goncher for "A Serious Man," David Wasco for "Inglourious Basterds," Mark Ricker for "Julie & Julia," Nathan Crowley for "Public Enemies" and Sarah Greenwood for "Sherlock Holmes."