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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Behind the Seams: the CDG Awards, Broadcast on TV!!

This is particularly exciting, Frocktalkers!  Tonight, ReelzChannel will be broadcasting highlights from this year’s CDG Awards – you can be there to watch your favorite actors, directors, and yes, DESIGNERS on their big night!  Set your TiVo tonight, but even if you miss it, they will be airing it all next week.  Here’s the schedule:

Premiere:  Tonight 4/14/12, 7:30 EDT, 4:30 PDT;  Additional airings on Sunday, April 15th 9a ET / 6a PT
Monday, April 16th 8a ET / 5a PT and 11:30p PT / 2:30a ET
Tuesday, April 17th 7a ET / 4a PT and 12:30a PT / 3:30a ET
Wednesday, April 18th 11a ET / 8a PT
Thursday, April 19th 8a ET / 5a PT

ReelzChannel is:  DirecTV, channel 238; Dish Network, channel 299; Verizon Fios, channel 233; Time Warner NYC, channel 131 & 283 HD.  Check reelz.com/watch for service in your area.  ENJOY, Frocktalkers!!!

– KMB

Creative Arts PrimeTime Emmy Winners 2011

Congratulations to the Emmy winning costume teams – awards were handed out last night, and here are the results!

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL

SUSANNAH BUXTON, Costume Designer   CAROLINE MCCALL, Assistant Costume Designer

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)  Part 1    PBS
OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A SERIES
GABRIELLA PESCUCCI, Costume Designer ULIVA PIZZETTI, Costume Supervisor
The Borgias SHOWTIME
Lucrezia’s Wedding

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A VARIETY/MUSIC PROGRAM OR A SPECIAL

(Juried award: Possibility of one, more than one or no award). This is a juried award determined by a panel of judges from the Costumes peer group. Recommendation(s) from the jury are brought to the Board of Governors for ratification.
KATE CARIN, Costume Designer ABIGAIL METCALF, Costume Supervisor
Gettysburg HISTORY

AMANDA NEEDHAM, Costume Designer NIKI DIMITRAS, Costume Supervisor
Portlandia FARM

(source:  emmys.com)

Congratulations to these costume teams on their outstanding work!!

– KMB



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