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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Economic Downturn and the Film Biz

Happy Passover and happy Easter, Frocktalk readers.  This week, in lieu of a review, I’d like to take some time to talk about the state of our economy as it relates to the film industry.  It has been painfully slow here in Hollywood for the past ten months.  In fact, this is the worst I have seen it in the eighteen years I’ve been working in this business.  Let’s take a look at what the recession means to the entertainment industry – what has caused it, what the possible outcomes are, and what protracted unemployment or under-employment means to all of us who work in this business.
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