I am a very lucky girl to be able to bring you interviews like this one. I sat down for breakfast with costume designer Mark Bridges yesterday, and have transcribed our conversation for you. Please grab a cup of coffee and join us, won’t you? Mark tells me all about The Master, his methodology, and merkins. Yes, merkins. I enjoyed this so much, I hope to bring you other breakfast-style interviews in the future. Big thanks to Mark for joining me for some toad-in-the-hole and coffee – it was lovely, and very entertaining! Please note that there are spoilers in this interview, so if you want to be surprised by the film, read this after you see it! But if you can’t wait… read on~
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I have lived in Los Angeles for a long, long time. It is only when I have a visitor in town that I see Los Angeles through new eyes. Such was the case yesterday, when I took my cousin (visiting from Sweden) down to Hollywood Boulevard to see the Chinese theater, the stars on the sidewalk, and all the craziness. Walking back to the car, I saw something that stopped me in my tracks: Bettie Page Clothing.
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Review Date: 8-16-09
Release Date: 8-7-09
Runtime: 123 min.
Period: Contemporary (2002) and 1949 France – 1961 Connecticut
Costume Designer: Ann Roth
I love Stanely Tucci. I went out to dinner with a friend of mine last week, and upon hearing that we had both recently seen Julie and Julia, we exclaimed at the same time, “I love Stanley Tucci!!!” This is a movie about food goddess Julia Child (Meryl Streep), cubicle mouse Julie Powell (Amy Adams), and the parallels between the lives of the legend and the frustrated woman who wants to be her. Streep and Adams have garnered rave reviews for their work in this film, and they handily deserve the attention. I thought the movie was charming and fantastic. However, I stick by my love of Stanley Tucci – he is an understated hero in this film, and I’ll tell you why.
Oh yes, and Ann Roth did the costumes, so you know already know that they are brilliant.
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