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WILFRED SHINGLETON

by Martin Wilson
PRODUCTION DESIGNER and ART DIRECTOR. Distinguished himself in different genres but the historical films are where he excelled. Despite working with such strong directors as ROMAN POLANSKI, DAVID LEAN, JACK CLAYTON and JOHN HUSTON, there is a distinct feel to his work. It is detailed and realistic, but never overbearing. If stylisation is needed, as in DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, then he is able to strike just the right note. His work is always completely in tune with the demands of story and director. Shingleton won an Oscar for GREAT EXPECTATIONS but each film on this list would be worthy. Like the directors mentioned, who are all master… Read more

PRODUCTION DESIGNER and ART DIRECTOR. Distinguished himself in different genres but the historical films are where he excelled. Despite working with such strong directors as ROMAN POLANSKI, DAVID LEAN, JACK CLAYTON and JOHN HUSTON, there is a distinct feel to his work. It is detailed and realistic, but never overbearing. If stylisation is needed, as in DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, then he is able to strike just the right note. His work is always completely in tune with the demands of story and director.

Shingleton won an Oscar for GREAT EXPECTATIONS but each film on this list would be worthy. Like the directors mentioned, who are all master story-tellers, his work draws you powerfully into the narrative and creates a spellbinding atmosphere.

The films below show him at his best.

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