Review Date: 12-3-12
Release Date: 10-26-12, USA
Runtime: 172 minutes
Period: 1849, 1936, 1973, 2012, 2144, and 106 A. F. (2321)
Costume Designers: Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud
I don’t even know where to begin with this movie. It is breathtaking in its scope, and is such an impressive piece of work. The film explores six different time periods, six different (but linked) storylines, and it manages to utilize the same troupe of actors in all of the different scenarios. Shooting all storylines simultaneously, with two costume designers and a crew of over fifty in the costume department, it is an astounding accomplishment. You won’t believe your eyes.
Continue reading ‘Cloud Atlas’
Review Date: 5-23-10
Release Date: 3-6-98
Runtime: 117 min.
Period: early 1990s
Costume designer: Mary Zophres
This movie is brilliantly designed in that the characters are concisely and efficiently illustrated. These characters are clearly defined from the beginning, and their costumes tell us exactly who they are from the moment we meet them. In this sense, they are archetypes, strongly drawn and easily recognized. For a movie as wacky and all over the place as The Big Lebowski, the visual simplicity of these characters helps the audience to stay engaged.
Continue reading ‘The Big Lebowski – KB’s Thoughts’
Professor Jager, detail
It is with great pleasure that I present to you this evening, an interview with some of Southern California’s most prominent Steampunks. Here, we get to the heart of Steampunkiness – the hows, whats, and whys of it all. Never before has there been such clarity! I am deeply appreciative that they took the time to answer these questions, so we can all learn a little bit more about this beautiful costume aesthetic. Answers below are from Gail Folsom, Andrew Fogel (a.k.a. Baron von Fogel) , and Nick Baumann (a.k.a. Crackitus Potts). Read on…
Continue reading ‘Steampunks Elucidate Their Universe!’