That’s right – the artwork, sketches, and general genius of Tim Burton are making their way around our globe, thanks in part to New York’s MOMA and exhibit curators Ron Magliozzi, Jenny He and Rajendra Roy. Next stop: Australia! The exhibit opens today at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. The exhibit will come to Toronto’s Bell Lightbox at the Toronto Film Festival on September 12 (to coincide with the Toronto Film Festival). And then… Los Angeles! LACMA will host the exhibit from May 29, 2011 to October 31, 2011; wouldn’t Jack Skellington be proud!?! More info from the LA Times HERE!
Happy Halloween, Frocktalkers! In honor of The Costumers’ Holiday, and in honor of Winona Ryder’s birthday (today), I give you Beetle Juice! Read on and enjoy!
Attesting that upbeat and silly often go hand in hand, Beetle Juice (1988) stands as one of director Tim Burton’s most cheerfully insane projects.
If its ménage of fantasy, horror, comedy proves too much for some, then the imaginative costumes by Aggie Guerard Rodgers and Bo Welch’s vibrant production design save the film from merely a cult following. Yet there is so much to see in Beetle Juice that the real enjoyment comes from re-viewing.
Continue reading ‘Beetle Juice: Dueling Banjos – Chris’ review’
Release Date: 3-30-1988
Runtime: 92 min.
Period: Contemporary (1988)
Costume Designer: Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Beetle Juice is one of the landmark films in my life. There is “Before Beetle Juice” and there is “After Beetle Juice”. The film is important to me because it was the first film to reflect a subculture that I recognized firsthand: goth.
Continue reading ‘Beetle Juice: KB’s Review’
Earlier this week, I hid in a corner of the costume truck with my computer and i-chatted about Beetle Juice with Chris from Clothes on Film. We covered ‘goth’, Japanese fashion designers, what it means to be happy, and jumpers worn as skirts. It was lively! And I didn’t get caught playing hooky from the set!
Continue reading ‘Beetle Juice: Dueling Banjos – KB and Chris’ Chat’