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    Default Director Roland Emmerich's "Political Humour" townhouse

    The New York Times has an article and interesting slideshow showcasing the 1830 townhouse of director Roland Emmerich (10,000 BC, Independence Day) in London. When the German-born director moved into stuffy neighborhood Knightsbridge, he asked his interior designer to create a space that was “as nonfrumpy as possible,” that reflected "his predilection for art with a political edge." Especially during a national election, these days, political humor is rampant. But, most of us get our fill flipping through a copy of The Onion or turning on The Daily Show.


    On a tour through Emmerich's home though, you'll find Chinese propaganda posters, Mao sculptures, a desk made from the wing of a World War II plane, a life-size wax statue of Pope John Paul II reading his own obituary, and even a diorama depicting John F. Kennedy's assassination. Shown here is a bedroom decorated in traditional Brit fashion with "English rose" wallpaper and a chenille bedspread, but the designer took a light-hearted political jab by hanging a portrait of Princess Di giving the middle finger above touristy London statuettes and a pair of Princess Diana and Prince Charles dolls set in the fire place. Next to it is a bird cage shaped like the White House and a statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger inspired by Rodin's "The Thinker."














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    Nope. He's trying too hard.
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    Have you seen The Pope?

    Yeah, he's under the stairs.

    Okay!

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    he turned that beautiful space into that circus eyesore.

    ps your movies fucking SUCK, emmerich.
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    I kind of like his bedroom.

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    not impressed. the house itself is amazing but there is just too much going on. i agree with hwbl - he's trying too hard, and trying to say too many things.
    some of the art is interesting, but it doesn't really fit. a lot of it would be better suited for an office or a museum or something, not really for a home.
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    I can't decide if Pope-under-the-stairs is more creepy....or hilarious.
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    I love that photo of Princess Di flippin the bird!!
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    Really just too ostentatious. He's trying far too hard to be edgy and it makes him look like a politically-defiant buffoon, which is perfectly ok, but when the medium to express his opinion is his overly accessorized home, he just looks like an idiot.

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