How to Enjoy a Rainy Summer Day: Architects and the Movies
Lucy Campbell and Barbara Opar, column editors
Column by Barbara Opar
We all need a little down time, especially on a rainy summer day that doesn’t lend itself to gardening or reading on the deck in a comfortable lawn chair with a cool drink within reach. Several years ago, Lucy Campbell prepared a column on architecture and film. We are resharing it here.
That column highlighted some major films with a focus on architecture. And of course, you could go back to The Fountainhead or take another look at how Alfred Hitchcock depicted the contemporary house in North by Northwest. Here is how ArchDaily talks about how Hitchcock interpreted architecture.
But there is always also something new out there. You might revisit The Matrix. How about Woody Allen’s Manhattan? Spike Jones created Her, a 2013 science fiction romance. There is also the 2017 Japanese Ghost in a Shell. More recently Black Panther presented another look into the future.
Beyond these, I share below a series of blogs that provide additional films to consider. These feature films can color a gray day while still providing some challenges to the mind.
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