The Name of the Rose. Sure, I’m not a huge Sean Connery fan (bloody tax evader) but the imagery in this film is brilliant.
The looming, forbidding library, the shut door, the further shut door, the way in, and the Piranesian wonder inside. I like to get lost (the loser I am) and I know that it’s not a desirable trait in many buildings (outside of medieval murder mysteries) but for me, this is a feeling that should be captured more often.
It is often imagery that inspires me more than a physical thing - and I love the freedom of film. I don’t want to recreate this library or murder monks but I think more buildings should create a sense of mystery.