Saturday, February 21, 2009

B.C. set decorator awaits his Oscar moment

B.C. set decorator Peter Lando boards a plane Friday for Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday.

Lando has a nomination for best achievement in art direction for his work on The Dark Knight in collaboration with production designer Nathan Crowley.

In an interview with CBC News Friday, Lando said the recognition is unexpected.

"When you're doing this kind of work, you're just thinking about making a movie. You're not thinking about what might happen a year or more later," he said.

As set decorator, Lando played a part in creating the brooding atmosphere in every scene of The Dark Knight, from the cells of the police station to Batman's highrise showdown with the Joker.

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