As a vehicle of residential fantasy, and a functional realm between public & private, the movie-set kitchen often serves in the role of an aspirational character. When they're particularly well decked out, they might even attain to the status of.............. "Great Kitchens in Film".
Directed byBilly Wilder Art Direction by Hal Pereira & Walter Tyler Set Decoration by Sam Comer & Ray Moyer Cinematography by Charles Lang Film Format: 35 mm Aspect Ratio: 1.75:1 Paramount Pictures
In Sabrina another surrogate family of servants shares a kitchen clean, bright and big enough to disarm any possible disloyalty, even as their employer, a rich playboy (William Holden), threatens the balance of the social status-quo. Indeed, in order to make understandable the protective concerns of the chauffeur/father (John Williams) for daughter (Audrey Hepburn), the workspace and lodgings of these domestic aides must, of necessity, be credibly hospitable so as to be preferable, for even an instant, to the manner of living she’d otherwise enjoy, if she would cross over to the become the master’s wife. And they do: with so much daylight, such high ceilings and appliances so long and wide (how many knobs are on that stove in the background?) who could fuss over their chores?