Traveling Through Time with Jack Fisk
“When your world really works on enough levels that you feel like you’ve time traveled, for me, it’s exhilarating.” —Jack Fisk
For nearly fifty years, production designer Jack Fisk has been creating some of the most memorable on-screen worlds in modern cinema. Known for his large-scale immersive sets and brilliant eye for detail, Fisk is a hands-on artist who was a painter and carpenter before working in film. He began his career in the early seventies, alongside Terrence Malick, David Lynch (whom he’s known since high school), and Brian De Palma, before becoming a frequent collaborator of Paul Thomas Anderson’s and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s in the past decade. For his awe-inspiring production design on Iñárritu’s The Revenant (2015), Fisk has been nominated for an Oscar. Before the award ceremony tomorrow, take a look back at some of Fisk’s gorgeous work on films in the collection, from his iconic Edward Hopper–inspired house in Days of Heaven to the haunted interiors of Mulholland Dr.