Posted on | January 4, 2009 | 8 Comments
Maybe its a consequence of working in the industry, but I can’t seem to watch a movie anymore without noticing the wallpaper in each scene. Of course, sometimes the wallpaper is integral to the scene in which it appears, which is great because then I don’t have to ask my wife “what just happened?”. To me the most memorable in such scenes was the “lickable wallpaper” from the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”.
Then there are the old classics, like the role that a combination of wallpaper and paste could play in a slapstick comedy. The Marx Brothers, for example, made a comic mess of an already suitably decorated room in the 1937 “Day at the Races”.
Our own patterns have shown up in dozens of movies over the years, one favorite being when Dustin Hoffman, (as Captain Hook) slashed our Victorian fill paper “Roland” while descending Wendy’s staircase in the 1991 movie “Hook”.
So, do you have any favorite silver screen wall patterns?