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Can Set Design for Devil in the White City Recreate the Columbian Exposition?

We're excited about the possibilities of the forthcoming Devil in the White City movie, so much that we've already created our dream cast for a film that's still a long way from shooting. But we won't let timing get in the way, especially when it comes to the most important part of the movie: the set and production design. While the film press has been focused on Leonardo DiCaprio stepping forward to play the role of serial killer Dr. H.H. Holmes and once again collaborating with director Martin Scorsese, we're more interested in seeing who Scorsese entrusts with the role of reproducing the White City, the grid of white stucco structures and electric lights that became a centerpiece of the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Over the course of his many film and television projects, Scorsese has worked with some of the best in the industry, which suggests any digital or physical reproductions may live up to the high expectations of architecture fans. That's an especially challenging bar to reach, since any film portrayal of the exposition would have to convincingly showcase a site that covered more than 600 acres and included almost 200 separate buildings.

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