These are stills from the Woody Allen film Sleeper. A hilarious piece of Allen’s early portfolio, the film also a wonderful collection of modern architecture in Colorado. The photos above are of Charles Deaton’s Sculptured House built on Genesee Mountain in 1963 (often referred to as the Sleeper House). In the film, the home’s cylindrical elevator became famous for it’s use as a device called the Orgasmatron.

I didn’t realize it till my most recent Woody Allen kick, but the man is a master at using architecture to develop his characters and the environments they inhabit. Stay tuned for more examples of his great use of architecture in his films.


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