This year's Oscar-nominated films paid attention to the details-not only with the costumes, accents, and lighting, but also with the very rooms in which all the action took place. From the regal chambers in The Young Victoria to the swinging 1960s settings of A Single Man, authenticity-and high design-ruled.
Above: Sherlock Holmes
The hotel where Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams) and Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) meet for a crucial scene in the film is actually a famous 19th-century English home once owned by Lady Astor. Production designer Sarah Greenwood left much of the space unaltered, such as the gilded paneling, which was imported from a French château. "It is the only feminine environment in the movie," Greenwood says. "The most fun was bringing in ridiculous quantities of fresh flowers."
A Single Man
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