To completely understand Barbie Land, Greta Gerwig enlisted the experience of Manufacturing Designer Sarah Greenwood and Set Decorator Katie Spencer, each six-time Oscar nominees for his or her work collectively on movies like “Atonement,” “Anna Karenina,” and “Darkest Hour.”
Neither owned a Barbie Dreamhouse as a child, so that they purchased one to review. Accordingly, they adjusted the dimensions of the set to match its unrealistic dimensions. Gerwig famous:
“The ceiling is definitely fairly shut to at least one’s head, and it solely takes just a few paces to cross the room. It has the odd impact of constructing the actors appear large within the house however small general.”
It wasn’t simply the Mattel again catalog that supplied inspiration. The midcentury modernist structure of Palm Springs and the model of “Pee-Wee’s Massive Journey” additionally contributed to the movie’s overwhelmingly kitschy look. To finish the impact, the backdrop of sky and mountains was hand-painted somewhat than rendered in CGI, and essential element for Gerwig: “Every part wanted to be tactile, as a result of toys are, above all, belongings you contact.”
The film made headlines not too long ago for inflicting a world scarcity of fluorescent pink paint, produced by Rosco, a producer that provides Hollywood. Greenwood’s declare that “the world ran out of pink” was substantiated by Lauren Proud, the corporate’s Vice President of World Advertising and marketing, albeit with a caveat. Whereas she confirmed that the “Barbie” manufacturing had “used as a lot paint as we had,” she additionally added that stockpiles had been already fairly low within the wake of the pandemic and different provide chain points. So there may be the total story, though it’s most likely extra enjoyable to play make-believe, like I did all these years in the past after I despatched my sister’s Barbies on their daring missions to Fort Grayskull, and fake “Barbie” was solely answerable for a world scarcity of garish pink paint.