By Andrew Horton
From a lodge in Marrakech in The guy Who Knew Too Much, to small-town Alabama in To Kill a Mockingbird, to challenge keep an eye on in Space Cowboys, making a fictional, but utterly plausible international within which to movie a film has been the fervour and life's paintings of Henry Bumstead, one in every of Hollywood's such a lot celebrated creation designers. In a occupation that has spanned approximately seventy years, Bumstead has labored on multiple hundred video clips and tv motion pictures. His many honors contain Academy Awards for artwork path for To Kill a Mockingbird and The Sting, in addition to nominations for Vertigo and The Unforgiven.
This popularly written and widely illustrated booklet tells the intertwining tales of Henry Bumstead's profession and the evolution of Hollywood paintings course. Andrew Horton combines his research of Bumstead's layout paintings with wide-ranging interviews within which Bumstead talks approximately operating with best administrators, together with Alfred Hitchcock, George Roy Hill, Robert Mulligan, and Clint Eastwood, in addition to such stars as Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Doris Day, Jimmy Stewart, Sidney Poitier, invoice Cosby, Jerry Lewis, and James Cagney. a number of construction drawings, storyboards, and picture stills illustrate how Bumstead's designs translated to movie. This portrait of Bumstead's occupation underscores an artwork director's the most important position in shaping the glance of a movie and in addition tracks the alterations in creation layout from the studio period via position taking pictures to present day use of high-tech exact effects.
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Henry Bumstead and the World of Hollywood Art Direction by Andrew Horton