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Architecture in Film – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Here is a look at the architecture in the 5th installment of the Harry Potter franchise: In the world of witches and wizards, Hogwarts and its surroundings get a sophisticated update. Darker materials, grand halls and court rooms allude to the villainous invasion of Voldemort and his army. As we dive deeper into Harry’s story, […]

Architecture in Film – North by Northwest

Let’s explore the architecture of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic: North by Northwest. What is interesting about the buildings in the film, is that in this era, large establishing shots were painted and placed directly among the live action shots. That gave filmmakers the freedom to frame shots from interesting angles, which in turn actually put a […]

Architecture in Film – Grand Budapest Hotel

The wild design of The Grand Budapest Hotel takes center stage in this week’s Architecture in Film: The architecture of the Grand Budapest Hotel often plays with symmetry in order to frame characters and the main action in the scene. It creates a feeling of quirkiness, awkwardness and whimsy. Things are almost too perfect. When […]

Architecture in Film – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Let’s take a look at the architecture in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: In this stylistic thriller, director David Fincher makes you feel uneasy in the most everyday rooms. The mix of traditional and modern design play a huge role in helping the viewer have a sense of where they are in Sweden. We […]

Architecture in Film – Gattaca

Gattaca serves as this week’s subject for Architecture in Film: It’s the future as imagined by writers in the 90’s. Gattaca architecture has a way of feeling minimalistic and dated. Two attributes that create a subtle stylized design in the film that just works. Curves play a huge role in the aesthetic of any Gattaca […]

Architecture in Film – Inception

This week we take a look at the architecture in Inception. The architecture of the mind is an important influencer on the architecture in Inception. Crisscrossing, infinite, repetitive, and modular are all perfect multi-use words that describe the film. Inception utilizes a contemporary palette of materials to shape the many “worlds” it takes its viewer […]

Architecture in Film – Skyfall

This week we explore the diverse architecture of one of our favorite Bond films: Skyfall. It’s beautiful when old and new materials mix together perfectly. Rough brick walls and stone columns create a perfect frame for the sleek tech gadgets found in Bond. Technology is a prime character in any Bond film, and its design […]

Architecture in Film: The Hunger Games

Welcome to our first weekly Architecture in Film post. We will use these posts to highlight the way architecture plays a role in various films. Be sure to come back every week to see which film we cover next! What better way to feel enclosed by a dictator than to build soaring concrete facades? The […]

Texas Architecture Series #1

Today we’d like to introduce you to our new series that highlights architecture throughout Texas with one of Forth Worth’s most stunning buildings: The Modern Art Museum. Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the museum has been described by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Art Museums”. This certainly rings true the […]

BTS: NUDE – Faces EP

We were really excited when Moose Records told us about their artist’s new upcoming EP! We were even more excited to provide NUDE a one of a kind teaser to help promote his music ahead of the upcoming Valentine’s Day launch. While we all wait in anticipation, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to give everyone […]

Architecture, Millennials, and Media

Architecture and Video go together like peanut butter and jelly. Sound like a stretch? Well, the proof is in the pudding. Alright, enough with the food analogies and on to the cold hard facts. Every year the National Association of Realtors compiles a pretty extensive list of statistics related to the housing market and the last […]

Welcome to The Blog

Welcome to The Blog on TheModernReel.com. This blog will come to serve many purposes, most important of which will be allowing us to share a behind the scenes look at our process, ideas and the many things that inspire us to create. We hope that you will come back to see all the exciting things to come; […]