Anton Furst (born Anthony Francis Furst; May 6, 1944 – November 24, 1991) was a production designer who won an Academy Award for designing the noirish nightmare version of Gotham City in Tim Burton's Batman (1989).
Life and career
Born in England, Furst trained at the Royal College of Art, London.
He designed two award winning television films, Just One Kid and It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow for director/producer John Goldschmidt. He gained high praise for his work on Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves (1984). He went on to create convincing Vietnam War settings, without leaving England, for Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987), and in 1991 designed the themes for the Planet Hollywood restaurant in New York. His final credited film was Awakenings (1990).
Furst committed suicide by jumping from about the eighth floor of a parking structure in Los Angeles. He was survived by a daughter, Vanessa King, a son, Nicholas Sergei Furst, his mother, Pamela Furst, and a sister, Jane Wearne.
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