Lincoln the movie. (Furniture)

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Blog entry by Woodwrecker posted 01-02-2013 04:22 AM 2172 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just came back from seeing the movie Lincoln with Daniel Day Lewis.
Besides it being a very good movie with powerful performances, I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful pieces of 150 year old period furniture in almost every scene.
Splendid examples of beautiful craftsmanship.
I love movies set in this time frame and my hat is off to whoever the set designer was.
Some wonderful pieces.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 04:43 AM

Agree with the movie review AND the set design. It was wonderful, I loved every minute of the scenery. The reality that can be conveyed on the big screen is really incredible.

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 10:24 AM

I didn’t see it yet, but I can’t wait. I also love to notice the beautiful workmanship and designs of the past. There are so many inspirations we can get through movies. We are very fortunate to have such amazing technology to recreate those scenes accurately. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 04:56 PM

Bicenntenial Man features a set of dining chairs by Kevin Rodel.
Back to the Future features the Gamble House in Pasedena, CA.
I love this thread.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 06:10 PM

My wife wiped the drool off my chin during this movie … Lincoln’s desk as seen in the movie is still in the White House … Saw it on a tour once, I wonder if it was borrowed or a replica?

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 06:15 PM

Now a days a lot of that furniture can be cgi; especially something like lincoln’s desk. Can put in a regular ikea desk and overlay images of the real desk and save a fortune on having something made.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 10:30 PM

thanks for posting this…seems like a flurry of movies came out—but a limited budget…but now I will try and make the effort…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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