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6 The Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications Vol 5 No 1 Spring 2014. II Background, Production design began in the 1920s and 30s when filmmakers started to realize the role movies. had on social values and ideals of American culture Emphasis on production design began as a marketing. technique during the Great Depression to promote a better life during a difficult time It quickly became obvi. ous that set design had the power to mitigate the social and economic crisis of the Depression by exploiting. the standards and mores of the burgeoning consumer culture Esperdy 2007 p 198 Movie sets had the. ability to set trends arbitrate public taste shape public opinion and inspire millions of Americans Elaborate. production designs could take a film s audience out of hard times and into a world of wealth elegance and. even a completely different era As explained by Maggie Valentine in Escape by Design In the movies ac. tors guided by a director aided by a set designer and enhanced by a costume designer interpret a script. developed by a screen writer Everything is fictional manipulated changeable Lamster 2000 p 158 The. intricate manipulation of these worlds through production design can inspire and influence audiences. At the start of production design real architects were called to design and create the sets Not only. did filmmakers receive beautiful results but architects were additionally able to reach audiences up to 80. million people The American Institute of Architects said The buildings they depict are not permanent to be. sure but they reach many more people with their message than do many permanent buildings Esperdy. 2007 p 198 In the 1920s publications such as American Architect The Architectural Record and Pencil. Points claimed motion pictures were the ideal field In his book Architecture for the Screen A Critical Study of. Set Design in Hollywood s Golden Age Juan Antionio Ramirez writes One might say that film has welcomed. without reserve the so called Renaissance Architect i e an architect skilled in many areas Ramirez 2004. p 14 Production design was described as an unparalleled opportunity because of the ability for creative. exploration While this creative freedom was liberating it also came with a lot of pressure Production design. ers and art departments even today have to coordinate with screenwriters costume designers cinematogra. phers directors and studios to meet the demands of a particular look. Much of the difficulty and pressure production designers experience results from the fact that they. must be able to design anything from anywhere at anytime Production design is a form of architecture where. full environments are created Everything from living spaces to facades and even entire towns are designed. and built Additionally more people will see these sets than those who would see the actual town or building. the set is based on Heisner 2011 p 2 Whether the set was an established look or avant garde production. designers should be able to represent all periods and all nationalities The earlier days of production design. tried to portray what the audience would see in present day America especially an wealthy urban America. that depression era movie goers want to believe existed somewhere Esperdy 2007 p 201 Production de. signers were hesitant to try to produce period pieces because they did not have the means to make the films. authentic Early production design focused on duplicating a world that many audiences wished to be a part of. When period pieces became more popular the measure of success for films relied on the accuracy. of the details in the production design and set decoration Art departments and studios launched research. departments to ensure every detail was exact to the time of the film These research departments consisted of. libraries of art architecture magazines books photographs etc Esperdy 2007 p 205 The sets and their. overall atmosphere were highly expected to be flawless so the story and character could proceed without. fear of tripping over a wayward incorrect detail Tashiro 2004 p 40 Historically accurate production design. did not only affect the film s viewers but also the success and validity of the actors Production designer of. The Great Gatsby Catherine Martin says You cannot underestimate the impact that creating an environ. ment has on the cast to actually sync them into the world Neilson 2013 Production design uses various. elements that come together and bring a discrete string of associations among the set dressing and decora. tions Kenaga 1999 The actors and the audience equally benefit from accurate and eccentric sets. Production designers are able to use their creativity while staying true to the time period by styliz. ing a period piece Tashiro explains Surfaces must be manipulated a design has to be imposed in order to. convince that the past has been recreated Tashiro 2004 p 40 Exact replicas of the past are not interest. ing because it does not energize history Sets are either simplifications or exaggerations of the architecture on. which they are based Again Tashiro says The past can come to life only when the research is accompanied. by an imaginative vision that recognizes the differences between the past and today weaves material produc. tion into a broader canvas of period reconstruction Tashiro 2004 p 40 Even though the details may be off. the impression is successful in creating another elaborate world William Cameron Menzies an independent. Film Production Case Study of The Great Gatsby by Kelsey Egan 7. art director of the 1930s writes, in many cases authenticity is sacrificed and architectural principles violated all for the sake of the. emotional response that is being sought My own policy has been to be as accurate and authentic as possi. ble However in order to forcefully emphasize the locale I frequently exaggerate I made my English subject. more English than it would naturally be and I over Russianianize Russia Heisner 2011 p 2. Suspense of a film arises when the viewer does not know how the filmmakers will interpret a par. ticular event Historical accuracy mixed with particular exaggerations makes a movie exciting This creative. use of production design can be seen in The Great Gatsby through elements of style period and character. representation, The following case study attempted to answer research questions based on the style period and. representation of character in The Great Gatsby The first question is how the emphasis of style recreates. a specific tone or lifestyle The second question is how production designers can exaggerate and energize. history while keeping their sets historically accurate The third question asks how production designers can. represent character through the production design of main characters homes By researching the process of. Catherine Martin The Great Gatsby production designer along with the various sets and elements of design. throughout the film these questions were answered, III Key Elements of Production Design in The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is an exquisite example of how production design specifically Art Deco design. which exemplifies the 1920s and the representation of character are essential to making a period film come. to life Production designer Catherine Martin successfully created a believable and desirable world that re. spectfully depicts a cherished American novel, Catherine Martin s emphasis on Art Deco style in The Great Gatsby is critical to the movies success.
The focus on this design style is essential to creating a luxurious world in the 1920s Not only is the style. important for making the film believable but in the past Art Deco sets were immediately associated with the. carefree existence of the wild young people of this generation Esperdy 2007 p 208 This carefree attitude. and atmosphere is certainly fitting for The Great Gatsby. The main character Jay Gatsby s master bedroom is incredibly modern in the latest Art Deco glamour. Martin says One of the people we thought that Gatsby would have known about is a French designer named. mile Jacques Ruhlmann so we based the bedroom on a number of Ruhlmann Art Deco inspirations Gold. farb 2013 Ruhlmann was the perfect inspiration considering he was the pioneer of Art Deco in France and. felt strongly about designing for the wealthy Ruhlmann said Only the very rich can pay for what is new and. they alone can make it fashionable Fashions don t start among the common people Along with satisfying a. desire for change fashion s real purpose is to display wealth Emile 2007 It is clear Gatsby would have felt. similarly and would have wanted to have the latest designs. Art Deco style is associated with Machine Age materials and bold geometric shapes The style has. an automotive and industrial feel and chrome leather and high polished lacquer are typical types of materi. als used Geometric forms including spheres triangles zigzags stylized stars sunbursts and chevrons can. often be arranged in symmetrical patterns to create the Art Deco look as well Klingensmith 2013 Three. main elements of Art Deco style geometric shapes lavish ornamentation and industrial aspects can all. be seen in the production design of Gatsby s two story master bedroom. First Gatsby s bedroom emphasizes geometric shapes an element of Art Deco style see Figure 1. The walls are covered in a harlequin pattern of crisscrossed silk and ribbons of wood Goldfarb 2013 The. repetition of cream silk diamonds crossed with light polished wood encompasses the walls These shapes. successfully match the similar repetition of diamonds and symmetrical images on the carpet under the bed. which Martin designed herself Additionally the rectangles of Gatsby s drawers and shelves on the second. level combined with the repetition of square wood panels on the first level are clearly Art Deco inspired The. symmetry of the room completely pulls the space together and adds to the emphasis on Art Deco style. Lavish ornamentation is another element of Art Deco style seen in Gatsby s bedroom The rich hard. 8 The Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications Vol 5 No 1 Spring 2014. wood floors along with the mahogany columns and wall panels are examples of this ornamentation The mir. rored wall panels in the bathroom behind the bed represent a major design choice of the Art Deco period as. well The high polished lacquer bed with chrome detail and rounded edges attribute the style and depict the. modern approach Martin wanted Small elements of the room including the rounded chairs velvet upholstery. and shiny cream and gold fabrics on the bed add to the tone of the space. The last example of Art Deco style in Gatsby s bedroom is the use of industrial elements The indus. trial aspects of the room add sleek and strong features throughout the space The stainless steel detail on the. bed and the steel lamps on the nightstands can be attributed to the industrial craze of Art Deco style Similar. ly industrial metals are used in the bronze staircase and railings on the second level By mixing the stainless. steel with the bronze metals Martin was able to achieve an industrial feel. Figure 1 Gatsby s master bedroom, In order to make a period of time come to life in a film it is absolutely crucial to have flawless set dec. oration Without it filmmakers would not be able to convince their audiences of the story and transport them. into another era Set designers are responsible for convincing us we are witnessing the past Tashiro 2004. p 40 A rule of thumb production designers and set decorators must follow is the Law Against Anachronism. This law states that filmmakers should include no objects that could not have appeared in the time period of. the story because they were invented later Any period will have legacies of the times before it in addition to. those specific to itself Tashiro 2004 p 41 In terms of The Great Gatsby Catherine Martin explains Baz. made a rule that we were able to use any influences or references from 1922 through 1929 His rationale was. that the book was set in 22 published in 25 and foreshadowed the crash of 29 Miller 2013 This range. from 1922 to 1929 allowed the art department of the film to get away with more. The challenge of production designers relies in their ability to energize history This creativity and. ability to rejuvenate the past can be done through thoughtful additions of set decoration Martin is not a. stickler for historical accuracy rather she mixes modern pieces that reference the past in order to make that. past current She says My aim is to express the true nature of the period through an electric combination of. things that have a real point of reference Mason 2013 Martin exemplifies the period of the 20s through set. decoration in the party scenes at Gatsby s mansion She successfully does this by using set decoration that fit. the time period yet exaggerate the story, Fooling viewers and allowing them to experience the past is all in the specifics In order to pull off. Gatsby s notorious soirees Martin had to consider every detail A big concern of hers was the type of. champagne the guests would drink From extensive research Martin found the most important vintage of. the decade was Mo t Millesime of 1921 Martin says If that was the case and this was the summer of. 1922 Gatsby trying to impress and being the most extraordinary purveyor of the most extraordinary things. Film Production Case Study of The Great Gatsby by Kelsey Egan 9. Film Production Case Study of The Great Gatsby by Kelsey Egan 5 Film Production Design Case Study of The Great Gatsby Kelsey Egan Media Arts amp Entertainment Cinema Elon University Abstract The author examined the significance of production design in film This paper reviewed scholarly articles on the evolution of production design and applied her findings to analysis of Baz

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