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! **

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The Wizard of Oz: Dueling Banjo Review with Maggie from The Costumer’s Guide

Could not get licensing permission for Wizard of Oz picture, so Chachi stepped in.

Could not get licensing permission for Wizard of Oz picture, so Chachi stepped in.

Review Date: 2-15-09
Release Date: 8-25-39
Runtime: 101 min.
Period: Contemporary (1939) and fantasy
Costume Designer: Adrian

Welcome to Frocktalk’s first official “dueling banjo” review!  In this installment, Maggie, from The Costumer’s Guide to Movie Costumes, and I take apart The Wizard of Oz and look more closely at its costume components.  This is very exciting – an internet first!  First: plot summary.  Second: Maggie’s review.  Third: my review.  And in another post: our chat transcription!  Here goes:
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The Wizard of Oz: Dueling Banjos Chat Transcription

Could not get licensing permission for Wizard of Oz picture, so Chachi stepped in.

Could not get licensing permission for Wizard of Oz picture, so Chachi stepped in.

Maggie from The Costumer’s Guide and I recently sat down to discuss this iconic, beloved film, and the costumes and ideas that went into it.  This is a follow-up to our Dueling Banjos Review of The Wizard of Oz… and it just might be the longest Gmail chat in history!
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