Monday, April 20, 2009
I was skeptical, but production designer Kalina Inavov didn't disappoint. The sets of HBO's Grey Gardens were stunning, and served as the perfectly appointed backdrop for incredibly well dressed characters...well, sometimes.
I've long been a fan of Grey Gardens, and wasn't sure of what I thought about the making of a movie... especially one staring Drew Barrymore. The movie was - good. Jessica Lange, who I honestly didn't really know, did a fantastic job of portraying Big Edie Beale. It's hard to believe that she's 60! She was stunningly beautiful, when appropriate, and painfully depressing at times. Drew Barrymore gave a typically Drew Barrymore performance despite apparently studying harder for this role than any other. The most impressively played role in the film was that of the house as portrayed by Kalina Ivanov.
The following images are from a comprehensive Grey Gardens fan site; Grey Gardens News