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[on designing the Cardinal Wolsey scenes in A Man for All Seasons
(1966)]: Fred Zinnemann
's intention was to present Wolsey as power and authority. That, to me, meant a feeling of claustrophobia which would accentuate the character and power of Wolsey, and would involve the audience with Thomas More as he confronted the great man of his time. So we put Wolsey in a small room to emphasize his ...
In Lawrence of Arabia
(1962), after filming the well scene when Ali (Omar Sharif
) meets Lawrence, including the classic series of shots of Ali's long arrival from the horizon, David Lean
said to John Box
that the location Box had created was "the best bit of production design you'll ever do." Apart from the well itself, the design consisted solely of black paint "arrows" on the desert ground, ...