Paula Benson

Luxury, licence and debauchery: Creating the world of The Favourite

A British period drama like no other, The Favourite is a dark, complicated yet comic tale of a triangle between three commanding women jockeying with raw abandon for love, favour...

Spotlight on the art and design nominations in the Oscars, BAFTAs, ADG and BFDG Awards 2019

The "marvelous, mystical, rather sophistical" Awards season is upon us! We're fascinated in the production design, art direction and set decoration of the movies...

From court to castle: The magnificent film sets of Mary Queen of Scots

They say an Englishman's home is his castle yet in Mary Queen of Scots, two strong women - Mary Stuart, the Queen of Scotland (Saoirse Ronan) and Elizabeth 1, the Queen...

Black Mirror Bandersnatch: The hidden meaning in a sofa and an artwork

The interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has brought us joy and fear in equal measures. Fear in choosing the fate of young computer games programmer Stefan, and joy in...

Home Futures: Have yesterday’s fantasies have become today’s reality?

Throughout history movies have been a medium for exploring ideas of how we might live in the future. Visionary directors, production designers and set...

Suspiria: A chromatic journey through Dario Argento’s horror classic

For two decades I've had every intention of seeing Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic Suspiria but never quite managed to get around to it. I'm...

Johnny English Strikes Again: The secrets of designing film sets for a secret agent

Rowan Atkinson returns to our screens as the much loved accidental secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again. Out now in cinemas, the new...

Heeere’s Stanley! ‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’ to open in The Design Museum, London

As the saying goes "All good things come to those who wait" and yesterday The Design Museum announced an exhibition...

How to get the Lara Jean look: Exclusive interview with ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Production Designer

When we published a short feature on the colour themes of To All The Boys I’ve...

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