Ellen Mirojnick is a legend in costume design. Her work spans everything from Basic Instinct to Chaplin to Speed to the new HBO bio-pic Behind the Candelabra. I spent a really nice breakfast recently with Ellen talking about a lot of things. I’m going to break it into two interviews, but I wanted to share with you Ellen’s thoughts about making Liberace come to life – helping to transform Michael Douglas into a flesh and blood version of someone so flamboyant he could be easily disregarded as a cartoon. Ellen’s work on this film is jaw-dropping, and I can’t wait to see the film – it airs at 9PM Sunday night, May 26th, on HBO. Read on for more here and join us for breakfast, won’t you?
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Hello Frocktalk readers. I came upon this article in the New York Times this morning, about Sony Pictures pulling the plug on the yet-to-be-shot Brad Pitt movie Moneyball. The film is about baseball, and Steven Soderbergh was to direct. The lovely Shoshana Rubin was designing the costumes. Sony decided to halt production just days away from shooting, and the story explains why. I thought this article was relevant because it demonstrates the atmosphere in which we find ourselves these days. Producers and financiers are getting increasingly skittish, in a time where we all thought the pace of production would pick back up. Read on:
NY TIMES ARTICLE: MONEYBALL