Magazine article Variety

Artisans: Production Design

Magazine article Variety

Artisans: Production Design

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'ALLIED' (1)

Gary Freeman modified the deserts and open spaces of the Canary Islands to re-create a luxurious, 1940s-Morocco backdrop. He traveled to London and showed that war-torn city with striking authenticity.

'FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM' (2)

To build 1920s-era New York streets, Stuart Craig constructed tenement sets up to 800 feet long, with Tribeca serving as the diamond district where a particularly tricky fantastic beast runs amuck.

'FENCES' (3)

David Gropman fleshed out Pittsburgh's Hill District, circa 1957, with precision, epitomized by rich blue interiors and red brick walls to portray the mood and tone of the central character's home.

'HIDDEN FIGURES' (4)

Wynn Thomas used 21st century Atlanta to recreate 1960s Hampton, Va., and studio sets to deploy 1960s NASA.

'JACKIE' (5)

Tasked with stylizing 1963 Washington, D.C., in Paris, Jean Rabasse painstakingly designed an exact replica of the White House right down the same materials and textiles used in Jackie Kennedy's remodel of the executive mansion. …

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