Yum...stylish imagery. When I watch TV, I like to see commercials for their styling. Things in the background capture my attention: the wallpaper, the lamp, the telephone, the house that was plucked from the pages of Dwell, whatever. Many times these commercials are probably not working in the way intended because I often miss the message completely: I mean, I don't remember if it was a cellphone or credit card commercial. All I remember is that cool 1970s clock in the background. (If anything, these commercials send me straight over to eBay instead.)
The same thing happens when I watch films--except I really pay attention to the story. My multi-tasking brain gladly works overtime: my ear digests dialogue, my brain covers plot, and my eye harvests visual inspiration. No doubt, film is such a rich source of inspiration. Whenever I see the trailer for Running with Scissors or Marie Antoinette, they certainly appear to be films I'd watch repeatedly for imagery, regardless of the storyline. What a treat to be the set decorator (which sounds like an awesome job to have) or costumer for these films!
And isn't that wallpaper with the scissors at the end (above) so very Dan Funderburgh? It brought to mind his carcinogenic wallpaper (below).