Surprisingly we have been involved in several movies productions. On more than one occasion we’ve had to decline the offer just because of timing issues. We don’t think it has helped our business that much but it is fun to see your work on the big screen. We sold some furniture to a production company making a western mini-series. When the furniture arrived the set decorator called us to tell us not only is our furniture the best he had ever seen on a movie set the crate we shipped it in was the best furniture he had ever seen on a movie set. What can we say, we only make things one way.
The 1982 film is about an “over the hill” playwright who plots to kill a student and steal a script that will make him the toast of Broadway. The film, based on a Broadway play by Ira Levin, has many twists and turns. The cast includes Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth and Henry Jones.
The movie is set on a play-like set and takes place largely around a kitchen table. The chairs are clearly D.R.DIMES but we don’t know where they got them.
Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep starred in a children’s movie called “Lemony Snicket’s A Series Unfortunate Events”. The studio needed some furniture for a cliff side home. If you have never seen the movie, the house is eventually destroyed and with it one of our 55″ Glass Door Corner Cupboards. We think the anchor really adds something, don’t you?
The Windsor Chairs in the house are also D.R.DIMES but presumably they were not destroyed. We are happy that virtually the only thing left standing was our cupboard, the anchor notwithstanding.
In 1998, Sony Pictures contacted D.R. Dimes to provide reproduction Windsor chairs for the movie “The Patriot” starring Mel Gibson. When Mr. Dimes found out Sony wanted to break one of his chairs as part of the story line, he refused. After thinking about it, he reluctantly agreed. Over thirty D.R. Dimes pieces were used in the film, including much of the furniture in the home of Benjamin Martin (Gibson), most of which was burned in the film’s house fire.