Architecture in Cinema, the buildings that have made the history of films

Giulia Guido
Architecture in Cinema |

It’s not just the story, the famous actor or the songs that make a movie great. The set design is the founding part of a film, it is the frame without which everything else would not make sense. Sometimes it can be a real place, sometimes it can be futuristic, sometimes it can be totally invented, but in each of these cases the architecture and the buildings, we see fit perfectly into the context. In the video Architecture in Cinema, the editor and video editor Jorge Luengo Ruiz enclosed some of the most iconic buildings in the cinema.

Can you recognize them all? In case you miss any of them, please find the complete list of the films mentioned below.

Metropolis (1927)
The Fountainhead (1949)
Rear Window (1954)
Mon Oncle (1958)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
North by Northwest (1959)
Psycho (1960)
La Notte (1961)
Last Year in Marieband (1961)
Contempt (1963)
Playtime (1967)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Party (1968)
The Tenant (1976)
Manhattan (1979)
The Shinning (1980)
Blade Runner (1982)
Brazil (1985)
Batman (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
El Día de la Bestia (1995)
Dark City (1995)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Lost In Translation (2003)
Synechdoque, NY (2008)
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
Inception (2010)
The Tree of Life (2011)
Cloud Atlas (2012)
The Great Beauty (2013)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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