ruminations about architecture and design

Sunday, June 28, 2015

architecture in TV

Towers of Ilium once published a list of movies that it regarded as architecturally significant.
We are now considering television shows that also meet the criteria. Potential candidates include the following:

Star Trek (all versions)
Max Headroom
The Sopranos
Mad Men

Television thrives off confinement. Characters in a series return to a place that is familiar to an audience and engage in discussions. This saves money and helps dialogue tell a convincing story.
The architecture of these familiar places is typically designed to maximize camera angle flexibility and reinforce the themes of the show.

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