2001 & A Clockwork Orange
The City of Lost Children
The Matrix Trilogy
Star Wars (visually, yes, even the awful new ones)
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Metropolis (the new animated version)
The Alien Quadrillogy
The 5th Element
i should have said to list Why. hardware? style influenced real world? design sensibility? behavior design (eg Clockwork). etc
(Mad Max? you mean “Road Warrior”? for the vehicles?)
beat me to Akira and Ghost in the Shell.
Pillow Book - film/interface collage techniques
Outland - design/environment hardware
Silent Running - eco design
TRON - Syd Mead design efficiency
Lawnmower Man - virtual world design, interfaces
XMen 1&2 - design hardware
Total Recall - design hardware
Nightmare Before Christmas - design fantasy
Shape of Things to Come - hardware design history/nostalgia
Tucker - design reality!
just went to see the movie Sideways. The only real “designer thing” was the old model Saab they drove throughout the film. It was nice to see that classic saab design/styling again, made me wonder what the hell is up with the crap saab style of today?
oh and I like Marie Poppins with that flying umbrella!
Gods Must be Crazy for the outsiders perspective of an iconic classic design. the coke bottle.
CG listed Alien series. would have excluded Alien3. like it. but dont think design w that one. more like uneven Fincher character piece on gothic set. would list
Alien - Giger intro biomorphic design to mass public (yes. others precede. but not well-known. Gaudi. Colani. etc)
Aliens - Mead/Cobb/Cameron design hardware
Alien:Resurrection - anime/eastEuro influences on design hardware/costume/etc. “Betty” very anime. costumes/set eastEuro.
“On Blade Runner, what do you think, regular or directors cut?”
like both versions. but try “Brazil” studio release (happy ending) version. godawfulcrap. hard to watch.
Hero - beautiful cinematography and use of color
City of God - general cinematography, and just awesome movie in general
Triplets of Belleville - Cool use of old-school animation with cg
Dark Crystal - cool (creepy?) character design
I am going to write a paper based on a movie, and I chose “In The Mood For Love” by Wong Kar-Wai that I watched some years back. I still love it, and just re-watched it. I can’t say it will give a lot of design inspiration, but the custume design is worth a watch.
I just saw Ghost in the Shell 2 in the theatre. It’s nice to see really good computer graphics used for something other than dancing toys and fish. The car & device design isn’t as good as the manga though…in fact all the cars were 30’s - 50’s designs. Weird.
What about Good-Bye Lenin! Not a lot of product design in that, but there is Soviet architecture and weird fake East German TV news broadcasts.