The new movie “Home Again” reminded me that place is often a character in films. The movie was directed by the daughter of the “chick-flick” director Nancy Meyers–who is possibly as well known for the production design in her movies as for the movies themselves. The houses become important characters and tell a story within a story–illuminating the characters through the way that they live and the things they surround themselves with. The interiors in Meyers films feel intimate and real to deliver a voyeuristic pleasure of seeing into the everyday lives of the characters. The house in “Home Again” is a 1929 Brentwood house of 3,850 sq. ft renovated once in 1936 and formerly owned by several movie stars, notably Cindy Crawford who…