‘Motherless Brooklyn’ could be the latest Oscar nominee for Best Production Design for recreating a bygone era

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‘Motherless Brooklyn’ could be the latest Oscar nominee for Best Production Design for recreating a bygone era
Edward Norton‘s modern film noir “Motherless Brooklyn” is based on a 1999 novel, but it moves the action back to the 1950s, where a private eye (played by Norton) investigates deadly political corruption in New York City. The Oscars often gravitate toward period films, and that’s especially true in craft categories like Best Production Design where films are frequently rewarded for recreating architectural and design details of a bygone era. “Motherless” wouldn’t be the first film to earn a nomination in that category for transporting the audience back to the mid-20th century.

Perhaps the closest comparison for “Motherless Brooklyn” is to “L.A. Confidential,” the 1997 film that was also inspired by film noir and also recreated a 1950s urban setting: in that case Los Angeles as opposed to New York. “Confidential” was an Oscar contender across the board, earning nine nominations including Best Picture and winning for Kim Basinger
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