Lincoln the movie. (Furniture)

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Blog entry by Woodwrecker posted 566 days ago 1515 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.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#1 posted 566 days ago

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 566 days ago

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. :)


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#3 posted 566 days ago

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.

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#4 posted 566 days ago

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.

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#5 posted 566 days ago

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 566 days ago

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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