Kimberly Ables Jindra
As costume designers, supervisors and costumers, we often interact daily with background artists. How many of us have ever stopped to think about who these people are, what their lives are like, and how they view US? I talk here with background artist Kimberly Ables Jindra – we’ve worked together on a few films, and I am very fond of her. I thought it might be illuminating for you Frocktalkers to consider the other side of the coin when it comes to background players. We get so busy, so crazed, and we operate under such pressure that I think it’s worthwhile to remind ourselves that background artists are not just bodies; they are people, too.
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Review Date: 11-20-12
Release Date: 11-21-12
Runtime: 122 minutes
Costume Designer: Mark Bridges
There is an expression we occasionally use in our business, and that is “Fight the hot”. What that means is that as costume designers, we have to make an attractive person look less so, so that their beauty doesn’t distract from the film. Such is the case with Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook. Voted 2011’s Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, you have to fight the battle of your life against the hot when you work with Bradley Cooper.
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Congratulations to Mark Bridges, who just won the Academy Award for his outstanding work on The Artist!!!! “I was just a kid from Niagara Falls, who dreamed, ate and slept movies, and so I want to thank the Academy for this honor, and for making a lifelong dream come true. Thank you!” Congratulations to Mark and his crew on this tremendous honor!! Yeeehawwww!!!
Saw this today and thought it is worth passing along to you – Monica Corcoran for Deadline talked with the Oscar nominees about their work and how they might redesign the Oscar statuette! Read the article HERE!
Congratulations to Mark Bridges (and his costume team) on winning the BAFTA for outstanding costume design on THE ARTIST! Party time, y’all!!! Here we go – lots of awards ceremonies coming up. Stay tuned for more updates and congrats again to Mark on this prestigious award!!
Good morning, Frocktalkers!! With a drum roll please, here are 2012’s nominees for outstanding achievement in costume design:
Anonymous – Lisy Christl
The Artist – Mark Bridges
Hugo – Andy Powell
Jane Eyre – Michael O’Connor
W.E. – Arianne Phillips
Congratulations, everyone!!! The awards air live on ABC on February 26 – stand by for more coverage of the event!! Congrats to all of the costume designers and their crews, and have a great week!
Congratulations to the 2012 BAFTA nominees for Outstanding Costume Design! They are:
THE ARTIST Mark Bridges
HUGO Sandy Powell
JANE EYRE Michael O’Connor
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Jill Taylor
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Jacqueline Durran
The awards ceremony is scheduled for February 12, 2012 – stay tuned for more information, and congratulations to all of the designers and crew honored by these nominations!!
Costume Designer Mark Bridges has done some wonderful work in his career – Boogie Nights, anyone? – and he hits another home run with The Fighter. Here he talks about high top Reeboks and Z. Cavaricci!
First, can you tell us about how this job came about for you?
I had worked with David (O. Russell, the director) before on I Heart Huckabees and had a great time. He asked me to do The Fighter.
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Release Date: 12-17-10
Review Date: 12-21-10
Running Time: 115 min.
Costume Designer: Mark Bridges
Where to begin?! The Fighter is a great movie – there is not one false note to be found. Director David O. Russell has exercised great restraint and respect for the material in telling boxer Micky Ward’s story, and the result is breathtaking. The costumes are eloquent when the actors are silent – it’s like a trip in a time machine, to a very specific place and situation. I can’t say enough good things.
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