By Lauren Fonville
The odds are ever in the favor of “Hunger Games” fans craving amazing
memorabilia this month.
Blacksparrow Auctions will auction over 200 original costumes from the
2012 film on November 16, just one week before the release of its
sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Bidders can get in on the
action in person at Blacksparrow’s Los Angeles headquarters, by phone
and online. The original costumes designed by three-time Academy Award
nominee Judianna Makovsky will be unveiled at a reception on November
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So, I’ve had my head deep in some books lately, in preparation for this TEDx speech I’m giving at the end of June. It’s been very interesting to revisit the subject of costume design from an outside perspective. In the talk, I’m trying to explain the concept of clothing as a visual language – one that we all speak, in various dialects. A red dress to you may mean a very different kind of red dress to me. So how do we talk about visual language with any real meaning? Here’s where the following books come in handy.
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Review Date: 12-4-12
Release Date: 12-25-12 (USA)
Runtime: 157 minutes
Period: 1815 – 1832, France
Costume Designer: Paco Delgado
Most of us who work in the entertainment industry have seen at least one stage production of Les Misérables in our lives. To miss this musical theater opus would be like not seeing ET or Star Wars; it’s that big of a deal. Les Miz (as it is colloquially called) was first introduced to the stage in the form of a musical in the 1980s. It was a sensation. The music is haunting, the story is relatable, and it packs an emotional wallop. It is no surprise, then, that the current movie version of the musical does the same.
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This is Saturday, traditionally the most packed day of the convention. The above photo is from when I tried to board the trolley at Old Town at 9:15 AM. It was like Tokyo rush hour… no one could even get ON the train; it was already full to capacity. In any case, I started my day at 8:30 AM and I am just now getting home at 12:37 AM to post. I have so many pictures, so many good stories, and so many crazy things to tell. I will tell you one story now, and post the others when I get back to LA on Sunday night/Monday. The story I am going to tell you involves Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
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