If you were an actor, what type of conversations would you have in front of your door? More importantly, how would your door look on the screen as the camera wheels are turning.
If you think about it, a home's entry door is extremely important for “setting the scene”. It’s the first thing you see when you enter the home and the last thing you see when you leave.
In the world of cinema, front doors can represent an unlimited amount of things depending on the context. A door serves as a point of welcoming, or as a barrier for protection, a connection between worlds. They’re an entryway and an exit and are affiliated with passages and portals, transition and time.
Many Oscar-winning and popular films have used the symbolism of entry doors to tell better stories and encapsulate audiences for decades.
Here are some examples.
In Monsters Inc., thousands of magical doors placed in front of “the talent” represented a passageway between worlds, where fuel to power one world came in the form of fear. If you aren't too careful, you might let a monster in… It was ironic that the monsters were just as afraid of the children on the other side. It’s not so bad when the invader into your monster world is a 5-year-old girl in a onesie.
Dad’s with daughters, take note. In the comedic opening scene of Bad Boys, the iron front door is represented as a screening junction. A very soft-spoken and scared “Reggie” attempts to convince a very standoffish Martin Lawrence that he’s worthy of taking out the highly decorated cop’s daughter. Of course, Will Smith comes swooping in as a backup to ruin everything for Reggies date night.
If we’re getting deep, in The Matrix, there comes a time where Laurence Fishbourne tells Keanu Reeves, “I can only show you the door, you’re the one who has to walk through it”. The steel door in this movie serves as a point of transition and Keanu eventually makes a decision that inevitably changes his fate.
When you think about it — Doors are actually really profound.
Here at Pinky’s Iron Doors, we know that purchasing an iron entry door from us might not have some profoundly symbolic purpose. However, we thought we'd shine some light on how one of our iron doors can tell a story in your life.
In the movies, a door exemplifies a separation of worlds and helps to better communicate with the audience. In real life, a front door is an entrance to your “domain” and the exit to the outer world. It’s the focal point of either hospitality, initial conversations and first impressions, or it serves as a barrier for protection or symbol of a safe haven and why it's also known as an iron security door.
In any case, a decorative iron door is an expression to communicate to the world, so make it a memorable one.
We have a passion for designing the best iron doors possible. We create an accessible and affordable path to purchasing these luxury iron doors online without the complexities of accidentally stepping into another universe. Our success for the past forty-one years has been dependent on our attention to detail, customer service, and unmatched experience in the industry.
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