Review Date: 12-3-12
Release Date: 10-26-12, USA
Runtime: 172 minutes
Period: 1849, 1936, 1973, 2012, 2144, and 106 A. F. (2321)
Costume Designers: Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud
I don’t even know where to begin with this movie. It is breathtaking in its scope, and is such an impressive piece of work. The film explores six different time periods, six different (but linked) storylines, and it manages to utilize the same troupe of actors in all of the different scenarios. Shooting all storylines simultaneously, with two costume designers and a crew of over fifty in the costume department, it is an astounding accomplishment. You won’t believe your eyes.
Continue reading ‘Cloud Atlas’
From the Bata Museum: Roger Vivier for German tannery Heyl-Libenau, French, 1934
Frocktalkers, if you love shoes (really? Like who wouldn’t love shoes?!) you are going to LOVE this. The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto has a fabulous website, and they have PODCASTS all about shoes – famous peoples’ shoes, historical shoes, unusual shoes, I mean, WOAH. It’s pretty incredible. Thanks to Frocktalker Haleh for alerting me to this. I need to grab my earbuds and get listening! Enjoy!!
The LA Times is running a beautiful story about one of our favorite shoemakers/shoe repair/shoe wizard places in town. Behold Willie’s Shoe Service! They’ve been around forever, and are a trusted vendor, doing excellent work on a tight deadline. Back in the day, Willie himself would do the work. Now that Willie is retired, Raul Ojeda is at the helm. If you’ve never used Willie’s, check them out!! Read the article HERE, and have a great day!
Mary Zophres has had an amazing career, designing some of the most iconic costumes in recent memory – Jeff Lebowski, anyone? She has finally been recognized with an Academy Award nomination for her brilliant work on True Grit. This longtime Coen Brothers collaborator opens up about the details of that project, and what it means to make her Greek dad a superstar back home.
Continue reading ‘Talking with Mary Zophres, Costume Designer of True Grit’