Production design plays such an important role in a film determining the setting as well as the vibe and aesthetic, characters etc. I've decided to highlight some of the films with gorgeous, elaborate and interesting sets and design starting with the Indie rom-com (500) Days of Summer.
The decor and settings perfectly convey the movie's atmosphere and feel: A bit bohemian/indie, arty, LA, slight industrial style. There are the trendy LA rooftops, retro record stores and Summer's Ikea-clad home with every shade of blue as well as a little touches like a homage to Magritte's 'The Son of Man.' LA's beautiful Bradbury Building also makes an appearance quite fittingly as the architecture firm building with its Gilded age architecture with a stunning central atrium, neverending wrought-iron staircases and 'birdcage' lifts. It is apparently also the apartment building in Ridley Scott Sci-fi Film Noir 'Blade Runner' (which still freaks me out) as well as featuring 'The Artist' which I haven't yet seen.
I highly recommend the film itself. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is hilarious, Zooey Deschanel successfully plays the character she plays in nearly everything (similar vibe as 'adorkable' Jess in New Girl). There's a favourable indie soundtrack and some great scenes like the dual-screen expectation vs reality scene, the two making themselves at home in Ikea and the big dance number in the park (slightly reminiscent of that fabulous scene in Enchanted).
Do you like the film's production design or the film is general? Is there a film with production design that you love?