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Producer Designer Judy Becker on Creating Period NYC

Monday, December 07, 2015   (0 Comments)
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From Deadline: 

A frequent collaborator of directors Todd Haynes and David O. Russell, production designer Judy Becker is back this year with new films from both filmmakers, Carol and Joy. Oddly enough, both are New York period pieces named after their central characters. And they’re both squarely inthe awards conversation this year….

Carolactually was shot in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a decision partly driven by state tax incentives. A native New Yorker who had only been to Cincinnati once during her college years, Becker was surprised by the way the city could masquerade as another. And though the illusion is pulled off to great effect, it wasn’t without its challenges. "Even when you go to a place like Cincinnati, there’s always modern stuff. So that’s the constant search—for exteriors that can be transformed into the past without costing way beyond what our budget allows,” she says.

Still, Becker was quite pleased with the results: "I actually fully believe that we found a better 1952 New York in Cincinnati than we would’ve found in New York.”

- Read the full article at Deadline.com

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