Okay, this one is for all you guys who like to poke around in the corners of the sets as much as I do. Dave Blass and his production crew have an annual tradition of posting a booklet of their work, and it’s time for The Design of Justified Season 5. If you want a little more commentary with that, though, here’s the one you don’t want to miss: the “For Your Consideration” Season 5 Emmy packet.
“An amazing amount of detail for a set to be used in only one scene,” is the caption for the Everglades diner, but show me one of these sets where that doesn’t apply. Miami, Detroit, Memphis, Lexington, even Mexico— especially Harlan. These guys do their homework, and as far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as appreciating that too much.
I would encourage you to consider what happens after what happens next.
Justified 5x04, Over the Mountain
"God I ain’t prayed in a while, it’s just I…Listen I ain’t fixing to die out here in the woods like some animal you here me? That’s bullshit. Jesus if you help me find him once I kill him I swear I’ll straighten up. I’ll go to church, Sunday school, whatever you want but goddamnit I’ve got to get this thing done you understand? I ain’t ever asked you for shit, least you could do is…"
Dewey Crowe, ‘Over The Mountain’ Justified 05x04
I made this map of the ‘Justified’ US Marshal’s Office, I tried to be as accurate as possible. The plants, lamps, coat racks, and a few of the desk chairs seem to move around every couple of episodes, but that’s probably to make it easier to shoot certain scenes. I didn’t bother with trash cans or the file boxes that are always stacked up everywhere around desks and against the walls because those change position every episode too. Also, the whiteboards/bulletinboards and the TV stand are always moved around into different positions in the conference room.I mainly used the episodes “Blowback”(01x08), “Blaze of Glory” (02x06) and ”Slaughterhouse” (03x13) for information on the holding room and locker room. I’ve never seen what the bathrooms look like, but you’d imagine they have both a Men’s and Women’s room, maybe a shower area too? Also, you’d think they would have a breakroom somewhere. I’ve only ever seen Tim Gutterson eating at his desk, “Watching the Detectives” (03x08). All in all, I think it turned out pretty good.
Raylan’s face in A Murder of Crowes
Raylan Givens 5.01 A Murder of Crowes
Am I gonna have to arrest you or are you gonna tell me what I need to know?