Leonidas in his bedroom

Good Night · setscene is no longer available

We decided to put the setscene research project in a standby sleep mode after the app has been recently removed from the Apple App Store. We know this is sad, but we don’t have resources to continue the app and the analyzing process. This is the reason we have not been very active last year either.

Making an app for cinephile people (re)searching movies by sets, designs and locations has always been targeted a narrow audience. Neither the revenue from the App Store nor the research topic on how film sets have been used and evolved brought partners for a continuous funding. We now come to a halt with 301 movies of film history. These films have been analyzed over the years bringing us 14.397 single sets from 249 directors of 34 countries in 32 genres. Differentiated into 191 interiors and 314 types, 52 general usages and 6 main groups. I wrote some articles, how the usage of sets compared within a range of movies of various origin, genre and style can enlighten watching films.

If you are curious how setscene has worked, there is a youtube playlist which offers shorter and longer insights.

301 Movies

To give you an idea what we achieved (In the active years we added 10 movies per month), I like to list all the movies of various film genres we analyzed so far. Every single movie had a particular reason to appear with its astonishing sets, fancy location(s) or because of an awesome design.

Finally, I want to thank all the students who helped to bring this project to life, especially Chris Wolff, who is now a gifted programming Designer or gifted designing Programmer, depends on the day or client. Nico Marks developed the setscene back end as his bachelor thesis, but he died shortly after his B.A., which hit us like a stroke. For Nico and you, I roll out the complete list we’ve worked on.

Leonidas in his bedroom
Leonidas in his bedroom at approx: 0:19:30 · “300” by Zack Snyder 2006
setscene app GUI
Let’s see how many “bedroom” pictures I could add to the list below. Many.
Thumbnails of 214 movies with bedroom sets.
214 of 301 analyzed movies have at least one bedroom set, many have several (indicated by that orange number). Click to enlarge.

Offering one screenshot and guiding you with the exact time code the set has its first appearance in the movie has been the service of setscene. We now leave you alone: can you identify which image belongs to which movie?
Bye. Prof. Heizo Schulze

“101 Reykjavik”
“2001: A Space Odyssey”
“400 Blows, The”
“About Schmidt”
“Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The”
“Aguirre: The Wrath of God”
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Almost Famous”
“Alpine Fire”
“American Beauty”
“American Friend, The”
“American Psycho”
“American Soldier, The”
“Anna Boleyn”
“Bad education”
“Beach, The”
“Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, The”
“Bed and Board”
“Being John Malkovich”
“Berlin: Symphony of a Great City”
“Beyond Silence”
“Bicycle Thieves”
“Big Fish”
“Billy Elliot”
“Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
“Birds, The”
“Blade Runner”
“Blood and Black Lace”
“Blow up”
“Blue Angel, The”
“Blue Velvet”
“Blues Brothers, The”
“Boat, The”
“Bonjour Tristesse”
“Boogie Nights”
“Book of Eli, The”
“Boondock Saints, The”
“Brand New Testament, The”
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
“Breaking the Waves”
“Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The”
“Celebration, The”
chien andalu, Un”
“Children of Men”
“Children of Paradise”
“Citizen Kane”
“Clockwork Orange, A”
“Coffee in Berlin, A”
“Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The”
“Day After Tomorrow, The”
“Dead Man”
“Deadly Invention, The”
“Devil’s Advocate, The”
“Diary of a Chambermaid, The”
“Die Hard”
“Do fish do it?”
“Do the Right Thing “
“Doctor Dolittle”
“Dog Days”
“Don’t Look Now”
“Donnie Darko”
“Down by Law”
“Draughtsman’s Contract, The”
“Eat the Rich”
“Ed Wood”
“Edward Scissorhands “
“El Mariachi”
“Elevator to the Gallows”
“Engel and Joe”
“Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, The”
“Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, but Were Afraid to Ask”
“Ex Machina”
“Experiment, The”
“Eyes Wide Shut”
“Fahrenheit 451”
“Fallen Angels”
“Fantastic Voyage”
“Farewell to Matyora”
“Fearless Vampire Killer, or Pardon me, but your Teeth are in my Neck”
“Fellini’s Casanova”
“Fifth Element, The”
First Spaceship on Venus”
“Fish Called Wanda, A”
“Flower of Evil, The”
“Forest for the Trees, The”
“Forrest Gump”
“Frank Miller’s Sin City”
“French Connection, The”
“Fugitive Kind, The”
“Full Metal Jacket”
“General, The”
“Godfather, The”
“Going Places”
“Good Bye Lenin!”
“Graduate, The”
“Grand Illusion”
“Great Dictator, The”
“Grill Point”
“Groundhog Day”
“Haine, La”
“Hangover, The”
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
“Herr Wichmann von der CDU”
“High Tension”
“Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The”
“Hunger Games, The”
“I was nineteen”
“Incredible Shrinking Man”
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
“Into The Wild”
“Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages”
“Invasion of the Body Snatchers”
“Island, The”
“It Happened One Night”
“Iwan the Terrible”
“Jacob’s Ladder”
“Journey to the Beginning of Time, A”
“Kaiser’s Lackey, The”
“Key Largo”
“Kids Are All Right, The”
“King Kong”
“King’s Speech, The”
“Kings of the Road”
“Life of Brian”
“Little Big Man”
“Little World of Don Camillo”
“Lives of Others, The”
“Lost in Translation”
“Love on the Run”
“Lovers on the Bridge, The”
“Man Bites Dog”
“Man From Earth, The “
“Man Who Wasn’t There, The”
“Master, The”
“Match Factory Girl, The”
“Matrix, The”
“Miller’s Crossing “
“Minority Report”
“Miracle in Milan”
“Modern Times”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Mr. Arkadin”
“Mr. Deeds Goes to Town”
“Mr. Hulot’s Holiday”
“Mulholland Drive”
“Murderers Among Us”
“Muriel’s Wedding”
“My Beautiful Laundrette”
“My own private Idaho”
“Mystic River”
“Nanook of the North”
“New York Stories”
“No Place To Go”
“North by Northwest”
“Ocean’s Eleven”
“Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations”
“Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty”
“Omega Man, The”
“On the Silver Globe”
“Once Upon a Time in America”
“Once Upon a Time in Mexico”
“One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
“Panic Room”
“Paris, Texas”
“Peas at 5:30”
“Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
“Play Time”
“Project A”
“Pulp Fiction”
“Punch-Drunk Love”
“Rat, The”
“Reflecting Skin, The”
“Requiem for a Dream”
“Reservoir Dogs”
“Revenant, The”
“Road, The”
“Rocco and His Brothers”
“Rocky Horror Picture Show, The”
“Rosemary’s Baby”
“Run Lola Run”
“Schindler’s List”
“Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The”
“Seven Samurai”
“Shoot ’Em Up”
“Shoot the Piano Player”
“Simpsons Movie, The”
“Sleepy Hollow”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Smiles of a Summer Night”
“Solo Sunny”
“Soylent Green”
“Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”
“Sting, The”
“Sucker Punch”
“Sweet Life, The”
“Taxi Driver”
“Terminator II – Judgement Day”
“Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The”
“The Beauty of Vice”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Thelma & Louise”
“They shoot Horses, don’t they?”
“Thin Red Line”
“Third Man, The”
“Three Colours: Blue”
“Three Colours: Red”
“Time Machine, The”
“Tin Drum, The”
“Toy Story”
“Trace of Stones”
“Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice, The”
“Train of Life”
“Trip to the Moon, A”
“Truman Show, The”
“Tunnel, The”
“Twelve Monkeys”
“unbearable Lightness of Being, The”
“Usual Suspects, The”
“War of the Worlds”
“Water for Elephants”
“Wave, The”
“Welcome to Collinwood”
“Welcome to the Sticks”
“When Harry Met Sally…”
“Wild At Heart”
“Wild Bunch, The”
“Wildcat, The”
“Zabriskie Point”
“Zero Theorem, The”

Light setting in a bedroom
A bedroom at approx: 1:39:47 · “Birdman” by Alejandro González Iñárritu · 2014