The Gorgeous/Awful Week

I just watched The Longest Week, and it was such beautiful trash.  I cannot recommend it, unless want to make your eyes happy and your brain hurt.  

The story is about wealthy attractive aimless Manhattan-its who do not understand the value of a dollar.  Although the plot centers around Jason Bateman getting disinherited, the filmmaker is much more concerned with demonstrating that french culture is cool and he is a big fan of Wes Anderson.  

This film is so comically out of touch, that it even romanticizes smoking cigarettes (something that no film has been able to get away with in a decade).  

That being said, let me reiterate that every set and every shot is beautiful.  Bateman lives in his family's fancy hotel.  Right off the bat, I can see that we love the same things.  

Prominent pictures of french royalty:

The Longest Week - Why hello, Napoleon. 

The Longest Week - Why hello, Napoleon. 

Emma's apartment - I am all about Louis XIV because of those fine legs.

Emma's apartment - I am all about Louis XIV because of those fine legs.

Exotic taxidermy:

The Longest Week - Confronting white peacocks = dream come true.  The only thing that would make this better was if the dog was stuffed too (I'm not into dogs).

The Longest Week - Confronting white peacocks = dream come true.  The only thing that would make this better was if the dog was stuffed too (I'm not into dogs).

Background on Emma's phone - I might not be able to have a Unicorn face off in real life, but I make a point of look at one every day.  

Background on Emma's phone - I might not be able to have a Unicorn face off in real life, but I make a point of look at one every day.  

The running design element that stood out for me was the use of textured white walls through out the film.  

In the Napoleon room the walls have engaged columns and extensive molding details. 

Most of the other spaces have white painted brick walls or white painted paneling.  

The Longest Week - A conceptual artists spars loft.  GET A RUG!

The Longest Week - A conceptual artists spars loft.  GET A RUG!

The Longest Week - Oh what shall I do with all my vintage luggage! 

The Longest Week - Oh what shall I do with all my vintage luggage! 

The Longest Week - New Years Resolution: Hang Audubon prints. 

The Longest Week - New Years Resolution: Hang Audubon prints. 

The Longest Week -  A Napoleon in every room, I say!

The Longest Week -  A Napoleon in every room, I say!