Every week up until the Oscars, I'll be featuring the nominees in the various visual categories. In this final week, I'll be looking at the nominees for best art direction, which encompasses the entire look and feel of a film from the scenery to the lighting. Yesterday, we saw a gallery from Pan's Labyrinth, and today's featured movie is Dreamgirls.
For this film, the art director and set designer were charged with translating a stage musical into a big-screen extravaganza without losing that bright-lights glitz. In addition, the filmmakers had to create an appropriately retro environment. To see what they came up with,
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