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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Blancanieves

Review Date: 12-23-12

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Runtime: 104 minutes

Period: 1920s-ish, Spain

Costume Designer: Paco Delgado

Okay, if you think that Les Misérables has great costumes, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Paco Delgado, the designer of Les Mis, hits a homerun with the silent, black-and-white (Spanish) adaptation of the Snow White story, Blancanieves. Let’s put it this way – his is the first in the main title credits. That says something. This is masterful work, and for me, his breathtaking work on Les Mis pales in comparison to his absolutely genius work in Blancanieves.

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Back in the Saddle!

Hello Frocktalkers! So sorry for the long absence. I took a vacation after the end of this last film, and I really enjoyed the R and R. I didn’t realize how much I needed it. So much has happened in the interim, and I am looking forward to getting back on track here at Frocktalk, and to bringing you the latest news from our world!

Part of living a balanced life in the film industry is giving back. Much as Hollywood would like to think it’s possible, we can’t really live in a vacuum for any sustained amount of time without turning into giant @$$holes. Recognizing need in the world and addressing it makes a huge difference – not only to those in need, but to one’s own personal growth. I am here to tell you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am asking you to get involved!!!

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