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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Hey Los Angeles! LA Film Festival Starts Tomorrow, 6/13!!!

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Hey Frocktalkers – if you are in LA, don’t miss this opportunity to see some really cool stuff!!! The LA Film Festival runs from June 13 – 23, and it’s kind of a big deal around town.  On June 20, the LA Film Festival and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have teamed up to bring you an amazing panel discussion about costume design called THE ICONIC MOMENT moderated by Laura Dern.  Included in the panel are costume designers Colleen Atwood (Snow White & The Huntsman, Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha), Mark Bridges (The Artist, Silver Linings Playbook, Boogie Nights), Jeffrey Kurland (Inception, Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven), and Ellen Mirojnick (Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street, Basic Instinct). This is one of those events you just don’t want to miss.  Tickets available at the LAFF Website.  Also, side note in a shamelessly self-promoting kind of way – two films that I designed are going to be showing at the LAFF:  Winter in the Blood and The Conjuring.  Check it out and see you there!!

 

- KMB

More Inception Information…

Hello Frocktalkers!  Forgive me as I have again been slammed with work.  I still have more Comic Con things to post for you, but I am in the last throes of this job I have been trying to finish.  I will be done next week, and I am exhausted.  I want to let you know that Chris from Clothesonfilm.com has posted an interview with costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, and it is very interesting!! I won’t spoil it, but please have a read if you enjoyed the film. I plan to sit down with Mr. Kurland myself once my job madness is done.  Stay tuned for more.  Have a great week, everyone!!

- KMB

Inception

Review Date: 7-18-10

Release Date: 7-16-10

Runtime: 148 mins.

Period: Contemporary-ish

Costume Designer: Jeffrey Kurland

Okay, so I had a moment to see a movie recently, and I chose Inception. I haven’t seen a movie this good or this thought provoking in a long time. I was trying to take notes as I usually do, but I became lost in the story. I can’t recommend it highly enough – it is a magnificent piece of filmmaking, and you need to see it right away. That’s my endorsement. Spoilers follow. DO NOT READ this if you want to experience the movie from a fresh and uninformed perspective. STOP READING NOW. I am not kidding.

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