Watching the outtakes from Amelie reminded me how visually stunning that movie is and how much I wanted her flat (who didn’t want her red infused bedroom? I obsessed over the wall colour for months) . This isn’t the first movie to charm me with beautiful home decor, however. Here’s my list for most beautifully inspiring movies for home (even if they story lines aren’t!):
1. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (Amélie); a cleaned up, colour-corrected world with a focus on green, yellow and red (especially red in her flat).
2. Moulin Rouge!
4. Uptown Girls (Molly’s Bedroom – another red room with a gorgeous bed)
5. Sense & Sensibility
6. Pride & Prejudice; makes me want a cottage in the country with massive tended grounds.
7. Marie Antoinette ; the details, the colours, the food oh my.
8. Giant; the transformation of the Ranch amazes me
9. The Family Stone – the large, messy, lived-in realness to it combined with that kitchen.
10. The Others
11. Finding Neverland – the cottage.
12. Henry & June
13. The Secret Garden
14. About a Boy
16. The Lake House
17. Great Expectations (with Gwyneth Paltrow). All that use of green – beautiful.
(Since I often get to work on film sets I tend to fall in-love with a movie first visually. I think secretly though, I want to be a cinematographer like Lajos Koltai (or just work with him once).