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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Amazing Inspiration: OLEK

If this doesn't get your crochet hook humming, nothing will!

If this doesn't get your crochet hook humming, nothing will!

Hey there Frocktalkers! It’s been crazy around here, which is great news.  I wanted to share the website of this really amazing artist with you:  OLEK.  She is New York-based, and she works in crochet.  You just need to see it to believe it – she is ON FIRE!  She has crocheted wrappers/covers for tricycles, bicycles, cars, people, and the Wall Street Bull!  It’s guerrilla art, street art at its finest, and she does it with yarn.  I haven’t seen anything this exciting in a long time.  She has an installation piece up right now at the Pacific Design Center in LA – it’s in the Green Lobby, so please check it out if you have a moment!!

Pacific Design Center:  8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069. (Exhibit runs through 6-9-11)

– KMB

From Da Ali G Show to Da Gallery

From the Guy Hepner Gallery

From the Guy Hepner Gallery

From the LA Times comes a great article about an art show featuring the work of costume designer Jason Alper.  Alper is best known as the costume designer for Da Ali G Show, Borat and Bruno.  His satirical works are on display from April 17 – May 17 at the Guy Hepner Gallery, 300 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA.  Here’s the article from the LA Times – it sounds dope!  Respek!

— KMB



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