Would These 5 Iconic Movie Bars Work in Real Life? | Architectural Digest

  • čas přidán 1. 10. 2023
  • Today architect Richard Weiss returns to AD to break down architectural details you might have missed in a number of famous bars from the movies. Richard takes a comprehensive look at the real-world design influences behind establishments in ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Beauty and The Beast’ and more, and whether they would function effectively as bars off-screen.
    Director: Alice Roth
    Producer: Skylar Economy
    Associate Producer: Landrie Hatcher
    Director of Photography: Ben Dewey
    Audio: Gabe Quiroga
    Camera Operator: Cloud Corredor
    Production Assistant: Patrick Sargent
    00:00 Iconic Bars in Movies!
    00:09 Beauty and The Beast
    02:10 Star Wars
    03:43 The Shining
    05:10 Boogie Nights
    07:10 Casablanca
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  • Forest Green
    Forest Green Před 4 měsíci +167

    I love how the bar in the Shining is so large and the mirrors and lights make it seem larger. Emphasizes how empty the Overlook Hotel was and how Jack was losing it

    • Skunk Stripe
      Skunk Stripe Před 4 měsíci +11

      I love the design of that bar too. I also think that the size of the bar, and the vast size of the Overlook in general, signifies its power. Jack never stood a chance.

  • Iceman
    Iceman Před 4 měsíci +42

    Would have been interesting to see real world examples of similar bars

  • Builder Grade to Custom Made
    Builder Grade to Custom Made Před 4 měsíci +11

    This was fun, bring on more!! If you include TV shows - the saloon in season one of Westworld would be great to review. :)

  • Eldry Infante
    Eldry Infante Před 4 měsíci +14

    Interesting topic! A number of movie/fictional architecture building types would be interesting. For example bedrooms/houses, offices, toilets, civic buildings or some iconic hallways.

  • Paloma Geme
    Paloma Geme Před 3 měsíci +4

    I want more of these!! Also, i would love to see books that talks about all of this set design

  • Nell Warnes
    Nell Warnes Před 4 měsíci +11

    I would love to see something on shared office space over the decades. Possible movies include The Apartment and Office Space compared to movies that use the architecture to indicate something odd is happening such as Being John Malkovich.

  • Jollister
    Jollister Před 4 měsíci +15

    Architecture, movies, and bars…a few of my favorite things! Would love to hear more of your analysis on movie architecture. Some fun things may be movie libraries (Harry Potter, Citadel in GOT, Breakfast Club, Jedi Archives Star Wars II).

  • AJwithanAxe
    AJwithanAxe Před 4 měsíci +5

    I would love more Star Wars architecture break down with all the new shows. There’s so much more to go into then what was covered in the first Star Wars architecture. Video.

  • Kristie Dougherty
    Kristie Dougherty Před 4 měsíci +11

    PLEASE do more bars. It was such a tease at the end to hear about honky tonks, saloons and speakeasies!!

    • Cécile Coonrod
      Cécile Coonrod Před 3 měsíci

      Cheers! Urban Cowboy. Cocktail. The Ink and Paint Club. The Double Deuce.

  • PSPguy2
    PSPguy2 Před 4 měsíci +13

    Richard could make out houses interesting! How about Art Deco in the classic movies?

  • Tom Lafferty
    Tom Lafferty Před 3 měsíci +3

    Love it! Thank you. I don't see it so strange to have the bar at Rick's being nearer the back of the room. This place is predominantly table service and they wouldn't want to encourage people to crowd around the bar.

  • Circus & Peanut
    Circus & Peanut Před 4 měsíci +4

    Thank you Richard Weiss I hope you do another series soon!!

  • Tanya M
    Tanya M Před měsícem

    I love art deco. This is very detailed and complicated style. May be you will review your favorite art deco architecture in films and tv shows.

  • Patrick Wong
    Patrick Wong Před 4 měsíci +9

    Brilliant analysis and explanation of the design behind these iconic movie bars. I would like to hear Mr. Weiss analysis of 'Great Meeting Rooms and Halls" of cinema, such as the Tyrell Corporation Great Room in Bladerunner, Pharaoh Ramses reception hall in the Ten Commandments, Hogwarts Dining Hall, and the Galactic Senate Chambers in Star Wars. I am sure there are other terrific and far better examples that would be delightful to unravel.

    • Mathieu Mantrant O'Dowd
      Mathieu Mantrant O'Dowd Před 3 měsíci

      There is a direct connexion between the Shining and the Tyrell Corporation,as Joe Turkel, was the actor best known as Lloyd the bartender in The Shining and as the replicant-maker Dr Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner.

  • Frau Rosenthal
    Frau Rosenthal Před 4 měsíci +17

    I'd like to see an episode about train stations.

  • David Cattin
    David Cattin Před 4 měsíci +11

    Wow! The amount of detail in these fictional bars is mind-blowing!

  • sutanto ramli
    sutanto ramli Před 4 měsíci

    Movie architecture that I’d hope to be covered next are living quarters in Enola Holmes. Especially Tewkesbury’s apt in Enola 2.

  • Brian Cavanagh
    Brian Cavanagh Před 2 měsíci

    Rick’s Cafe Amercain with the bar isolated in the corner, where you have to walk all the way through the bar to get a drink, is social engineering at its finest. Creating a situation where you get a chance meeting with people on the way to get a drink is a common feature designed into popular drinking establishments. The trick is not to make the walk to the bar like a highway but more of a bump & grind meandering path. People who want to be met will find a seat on this walkway to the bar.

  • galaxy_mosaic
    galaxy_mosaic Před 4 měsíci +2

    that was actually a great topic. I enjoyed all of the selected locations. I would have to think about another topic to cover...

  • Jaime N. Christley
    Jaime N. Christley Před 3 měsíci

    There were six nominees for black & white production design the year CASABLANCA won Best Picture: it wasn't one of them. The winner was THE SONG OF BERNADETTE. STAR WARS, on the other hand, won in that category, beating four other films - including THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, its team led by one of the greatest in that field: Ken Adam. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was, famously, the first animated movie nominated for Best Picture, but it didn't have a chance at the production design category (BUGSY won that year). Neither BOOGIE NIGHTS nor THE SHINING got that nomination, either; it went to TITANIC and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, in those respective years. But Kubrick's team had been feted before and/or would again: PD Roy Walker would share a win for BARRY LYNDON - with Ken Adam; ditto cinematographer John Alcott; art director Leslie Tomkins (nominee for YENTL); editor Ray Lovejoy (nom for ALIENS); legendary costumer Milena Canonero won 4 (BARRY LYNDON, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, MARIE ANTOINETTE, and CHARIOTS OF FIRE).

  • Teresa Lee
    Teresa Lee Před 4 měsíci +7

    What a fascinating breakdown!

  • coverdirector
    coverdirector Před měsícem

    The bottle inventory in The Shining is a barely considered mish-mash arrangement of spirits. Smirnoff pops up several times in several places and (for the most part) liquors are jumbled together, instead of according to type or level of use. This tells us the wall of bottles is a prop unto itself, not a functioning bar. So odd that this obvious, granular detail is neglected, while the attention to detail elsewhere is so realized.

  • Stewart
    Stewart Před 4 měsíci +6

    Could you look at throne rooms? Some of my favorites include Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi, Immortan Joe’s tower in Mad Max Fury Road, Tony Montana’s desk in Scarface, and Cuzco’s court in Emperor’s New Groove!

    • M Nels
      M Nels Před 4 měsíci +1

      I'd definitely watch that one.

  • Michael Yeaman
    Michael Yeaman Před 3 měsíci

    On another note: I did a film series on Hollywood's vision of the afterlife....an architectural subset of this topic would be very fun.

  • Brad the Pitts
    Brad the Pitts Před 4 měsíci +2

    Brilliant idea for a video! I can't wait to hit some bars and show off my "knowledge" :)

  • MrMusk911
    MrMusk911 Před 4 měsíci +4

    I would love to see you talk about the architecture in the Jacques Tati films Mon Oncle and PlayTime

  • The Book Was Better
    The Book Was Better Před 3 měsíci

    Lost in Translation is one of my favorite. Love it how its at the top of the world yet full of lonely people.

  • Svorr
    Svorr Před 4 měsíci +2

    So cool. How about a look at the bars of Silverado? For Kevin Kline's character, it's the only place where he's happy...

  • Mati0n
    Mati0n Před 4 měsíci +1

    This was really cool. DO saloons next!!

  • Olga Iushkova
    Olga Iushkova Před 4 měsíci +3

    That "Shining" bartender apparently inspired the Martin Sheen one in Passengers

  • M Nels
    M Nels Před 4 měsíci +2

    Spaceships. That would be such a cool architecture video.

  • Blah de Blaaah
    Blah de Blaaah Před 3 měsíci

    I like this. More please.

  • KrissMGvlogs
    KrissMGvlogs Před 4 měsíci +1

    Fantastic, even though we didn't actually see the bar in Boogie Nights, still great though!

  • ThaSchwab
    ThaSchwab Před 4 měsíci +6

    The bar in Galaxy’s Edge is not Mos Eisley Cantina, but a different one called Oga’s Cantina.

    • Stage Right
      Stage Right Před 4 měsíci

      Mos Eisley Cantina did make an appearance in the original Star Wars Battlefront Tatooine map.

  • XVI
    XVI Před 4 měsíci

    Wasnt Expecting The Cartoon One lol ❤

  • Allan Lund
    Allan Lund Před 4 měsíci

    Love to hear you talk about The Hateful Eight

  • Johanna Zamora
    Johanna Zamora Před 4 měsíci +1

    Love this!
    How about the whole Harvey Girls situation

  • Xavier Pynnapel
    Xavier Pynnapel Před 3 měsíci

    There are a whole world of movies and you choose the most unknown. Brutal

  • The O.G. aka Opusgazelle
    The O.G. aka Opusgazelle Před 4 měsíci +1

    Loved this!

  • Dyrnott
    Dyrnott Před 4 měsíci

    Thought The Shinning bar was the Hollywood American Legion and not a movie set.

  • Brian Sieve
    Brian Sieve Před 4 měsíci

    This is incredible. Thanks..

  • J L
    J L Před 4 měsíci +2

    He gave Gaston's bar the finger lol 0:25

  • J M
    J M Před 3 měsíci +1

    It's weird that the video title is a question that the video itself never addresses.

  • David Taylor
    David Taylor Před 4 měsíci +1

    It doesn't matter which one, but you have to examine a western saloon.

  • V.S.M.O Channel Entertainment

    Bar in The greatest showman, when Hugh needs Zack Efron! Haha

  • Giuseppe Cafazzo
    Giuseppe Cafazzo Před 4 měsíci +1

    iconic house like the one in clockwork orange?

  • N Ken
    N Ken Před 4 měsíci +1

    Great video! Restaurants and hotel pls

  • Victoria Dell
    Victoria Dell Před 4 měsíci +1

    Han shot first! I have that t-shirt :-)

  • R. Kevin Moore
    R. Kevin Moore Před 4 měsíci

    First and Second Blade Runner, of course!

  • HTN Films
    HTN Films Před 3 měsíci

    06:29 escalated quickly

  • Julia Ostlund
    Julia Ostlund Před 3 měsíci

    1:06 the supportive things together looks like the disney logo

  • Erin's Movie Rants
    Erin's Movie Rants Před 4 měsíci

    instant thumbs up for the comment about who shot first

  • Kat Y
    Kat Y Před 4 měsíci +2

    The weather is getting hotter. How about best swimming pools?

  • Melissa77
    Melissa77 Před 2 měsíci

    The movie Cocktails.

  • Thabo Magwaliba
    Thabo Magwaliba Před 2 měsíci

    I didn't see the pulp fiction bar!

  • Saul Goodman
    Saul Goodman Před 4 měsíci

    What's with Seinfeld apartment door?

  • K Dahl
    K Dahl Před 3 měsíci

    He both looks and sounds like dr Mike.

  • Liverstealer82
    Liverstealer82 Před 2 měsíci

    What about Cheers?

  • Michael Yeaman
    Michael Yeaman Před 3 měsíci

    Movie Bedrooms....

  • Hopper blue
    Hopper blue Před 4 měsíci +1


  • Mercer Scarab
    Mercer Scarab Před 3 měsíci

    Speakeasy plz

  • Norma Jean McDaniel
    Norma Jean McDaniel Před 4 měsíci +1

    👍 Great subject idea for content! I'll now be postponing Adulting for 15 more minutes. Allegedly. - just me in Palm Springs 🌴 😊
    @Archdigest Nice!