Congrats to Jacqueline Durran and her crew for the big win for Anna Karenina! Did you watch the awards? What a show. That Shirley Bassey – that was so cool. If you’d like to relive the night, check out the play-by-play I posted on Twitter @frocktalk. Have a great week, everyone!
Review Date: 10-14-12
Release Date: 10-12-12
Runtime: 120 minutes
Period: 1979 – 1980
Costume Designer: Jacqueline West
In 1979, Americans working at the US Embassy in Tehran were taken hostage. Six of them escaped and sought refuge at the home of the Canadian Ambassador. One man helped them out of Iran. This is the premise of Argo. Based on the true-life story of CIA agent Tony Mendez, the film is gripping, absorbing, and kind of a nail biter. It’s one of the best films I’ve seen in some time, and the costumes and characterizations are top notch.
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Review date: 8-15-10
Release date: 8-13-10 (limited)
Runtime: 112 min.
Costume Designer: Cappi Ireland
Animal Kingdom is an Australian film about a teenaged boy embroiled in his family’s vengeful, criminal enterprise. It is remarkable for its compelling story and strong performances, and for the fact that it was helmed by a first-timer, David Michôd. This is a tale of familial dysfunction on a Shakespearean (or even Greek) level, but it takes place in present-day Melbourne. This is a gritty, greasy, smelly, violent film… just like I like them.
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I spoke with Erica Edell Phillips, one of the last remaining costume crew from the original Charlie’s Angels TV series. Starting as a set costumer, and ending up as a supervisor, Ms. Phillips recalls Farrah’s style, beauty, and “sparkle”. Read on…
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