Welcome to FrockTalk, the web’s only costume-based movie review site. The goal of Frocktalk is to shed light on the magnificent artistry of costume design in motion pictures. Reviews on this site are written by working costume designers in the entertainment industry – people who know, better than anyone, what it takes to make it all happen. The focus of FrockTalk is not to comment on the big flashy costume dramas, but to call attention to the seemingly ordinary costume design work in film that silently and persuasively moves the audience toward understanding the characters. Costume design for motion pictures is an art form that deserves more recognition than it usually gets. Fancy, pretty costumes do not always equal effective, appropriate costumes. The art of the costume is in letting the audience know who the character is, before the actor even has a chance to open his mouth. Read on, and enjoy. ** CAUTION: ALL REVIEWS CONTAIN SPOILERS! **

Exhaust Pipes!

Hey there, Frocktalkers – sorry it’s been such a long time since you’ve heard from me, and I apologize if I haven’t responded to your emails and inquiries.  I have been absolutely, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall bananas on this latest movie, and after 3 months of 14+ hour days, I am really tapped out.  I hope to write an article for you here, describing the reality of our work – what it means (and feels like) to work these hours, especially for a long-term gig.  But I am so exhausted, I haven’t been able to do it!  The picture above sums up my feelings at the moment.  Please check out award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler’s doc “Who Needs Sleep?”  and his HuffPo article.  It’s very informative about the reality of our work.  Have a good week, y’all!!


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