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! **

Happy 5th Birthday, Frocktalk!

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Hey there, Frocktalkers – can you believe it’s been five years already?  I certainly can’t.  I started Frocktalk during the aftermath of the 2008 writers’ strike, in the shadow of the looming SAG strike that never happened.  There was no work, nothing to do… and I decided that I would take the opportunity to educate the world about our art form.  Five years later, our business has recovered and I am exhausted from too much work! All of the educating of the public has paid off (witness the birth of many other websites devoted to movie costumes) and for that, I am truly glad.  Thank you all for being loyal readers.  Your support lifts me up when I am tired.  Your curiosity about our art form compels me to keep going.  And keep going I will… just as soon as I make Thanksgiving dinner for 14 crew orphans and their friends!  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you American readers.  I am so thankful for your enthusiasm and your support.

– KMB

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