David Chase‘s The Many Saints of Newark, which you can read more about in our review here, has been out in theaters since October 1st. SETDECOR, the magazine of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), has posted an extensive interview with the film’s Set Decorator Regina Graves, SDSA. There are no spoilers to be had in this interview, so fear not!
Graves shared what her biggest challenge was, especially with adapting to the look and feel of a series that so many love: “The biggest challenge for me was re-creating this previously established world for the millions of diehard SOPRANO fans out there. We had a bit of leeway because this takes place a couple of decades before the time the series is set in, but I wanted to make sure they were satisfied—the fans can be tough critics. We had to do right by them and make sure it looked believable. It helped that Bob had been the Production Designer on most of the series, and I love collaborating with him!”
Graves touches a bit further on her collaborative relationship with Production Designer Bob Shaw, but the highlights in this interview focus primarily on how Graves relied on her family and her experiences growing up in the area to help inform some of the visual touches viewers will see in the film.
You can see some of the images from those settings below, but to read the full feature and see even more pictures, go to SETDECOR. Click on images for larger, more detailed versions.