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Veteran production designer Henry Bumstead began designing film sets in collaboration with Hans Dreier with three features in 1948: "Saigon," "The Sainted Sisters" and "My Own True Love." They went on to work together on a half-dozen other feature, including "My Friend Irma" 1949 and its 1950 sequel "My Friend Irma Goes West." Bumstead was then teamed with Hal Pereira and that collaboration yielded some 20 features. Perhaps the best-known of their joint efforts were two classic Hitchcock thrillers "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), with its French Morocco milieu, and "Vertigo" (1958), which brought them an Academy Award nod for their San Franciscan settings. (Bumstead later worked with Hitchcock on "Topaz" 1969 and "The Family Plot" 1976.) For much of the decade between 1962 and 1972, Bumstead teamed with Alexander Golitzen, earning an Oscar for their Southern designs for "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962). Among the other more notable results of their pairing were the South Seas island of "Father Goose" (1964) and the Western towns of the Clint Eastwood vehicle "Joe Kidd" (1972). The designer has also enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with director George Roy Hill, earning a second Oscar for the Roaring...

Veteran production designer Henry Bumstead began designing film sets in collaboration with Hans Dreier with three features in 1948: "Saigon," "The Sainted Sisters" and "My Own True Love." They went on to work together on a half-dozen other feature, including "My Friend Irma" 1949 and its 1950 sequel "My Friend Irma Goes West." Bumstead was then teamed with Hal Pereira and that collaboration yielded some 20 features. Perhaps the best-known of their joint efforts were two classic Hitchcock thrillers "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), with its French Morocco milieu, and "Vertigo" (1958), which brought them an Academy Award nod for their San Franciscan settings. (Bumstead later worked with Hitchcock on "Topaz" 1969 and "The Family Plot" 1976.)

For much of the decade between 1962 and 1972, Bumstead teamed with Alexander Golitzen, earning an Oscar for their Southern designs for "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962). Among the other more notable results of their pairing were the South Seas island of "Father Goose" (1964) and the Western towns of the Clint Eastwood vehicle "Joe Kidd" (1972). The designer has also enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with director George Roy Hill, earning a second Oscar for the Roaring Twenties sets of "The Sting" (1973). Bumstead fashioned the dusty towns and period settings for "The Great Waldo Pepper" (1975) before taking a more modern approach with the farm team hockey story "Slap Shot" (1977). "The World According to Garp" (1982) encompassed several decades as the lead character goes from youth to adulthood. A similar challenge was to create the period flavors for each segment of "Same Time, Next Year" (1978), which covered some two decades. He revisited Hitchcock territory provided the look for "Psycho III" (1986), directed by star Anthony Perkins. When director Clint Eastwood was putting the design team together for his revisionist Western "Unforgiven" (1992), he tapped Bumstead who was rewarded with yet another Oscar nomination for his efforts. Since then, Bumstead has designed "A Perfect World" (1993), "Absolute Power" and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (both 1997) for Eastwood. In 1998, the octogenarian was honored with a lifetime achievement award by his peers in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors.

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 Changeling (2008)
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 Mad City (1997)
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 Place For Annie, A (1994) Judge
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 Dark Reflection (1994)
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 Sins of the Mother (1991) Matt Forbes
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 Pacific Heights (1990)
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 On Fire (1987)
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 Six Against the Rock (1987) Officer Cecil Corwin
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