January 24, 2013 |
One Snow White fairy tale, two films, two master costume designers and a pair of Oscar nominations showcase just how elemental to moviemaking a costume designer truly is. If you've seen both films - "Mirror Mirror," starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, and "Snow White and the Huntsman," starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart - you know the plots are essentially the same: Each is true to the Brothers Grimm tale of beautiful damsel versus...
February 20, 2013 |
Hosted by Joel McHale with an all-star list of presenters that included Steve Martin, Shirley MacLaine and Russell Crowe, the 15th Costume Designers Guild Awards were handed out Tuesday evening in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. In addition to recognizing costume designers Eduardo Castro ("Once Upon a Time," "Ugly Betty" ) and Judianna Makovsky ("The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit," "Big") for their career achievements in the fields of television and film, respectively, "Saturday Night Live's" Lorne Michaels received a Distinguished Collaborator Award -- and no small amount of humorous ribbing from Martin whose observations as presenter included that "a trophy is better than a plaque because everybody in this town wants a trophy wife -- no one wants a plaque wife.
November 13, 2012 |
Time has not diminished the warm memories of those who worked on Francis Ford Coppola's horror-romance "Bram Stoker's Dracula. " "He steered the ship," said Michele Burke, who won an Oscar for her makeup and hair design, about her collaboration with the director most widely known for "The Godfather" trilogy. "It was like being in rarefied air in his company. " Burke and several members of the crew, who won Oscars for their evocative work on "Dracula" - makeup artists Greg Cannom and Matthew W. Mungle and special effects sound editors Tom C. McCarthy and David E. Stone - will discuss the production Thursday evening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
February 25, 2013 |
Among the year-in, year-out Oscar certainties is that the “In Memoriam” tribute segment for those who have passed away in the previous year will spark conversation both about those who are included - as well as those who are left out. George Clooney concluded his introduction of the montage by saying, “So for those friends who are on this list tonight, and many others who aren't, we thank you for the memories. " Perhaps the biggest names among the more than 40 included in the segment were actors Ernest Borgnine, Jack Klugman and Charles Durning, writer-director Nora Ephron, director Tony Scott, producer Richard Zanuck and writer-director and former academy president Frank Pierson.
November 30, 2003 |
For the past two months, Cirque du Soleil's "Varekai" has been performed beneath the bright blue-and-yellow tents in front of downtown's Staples Center, the acrobats in costumes as bright and bizarre as the mystical world they inhabit. But those jagged edges and spiked points that lend a dangerously thrilling look are anything but dangerous.
November 26, 2000 |
On the phone from her New York apartment, Eiko Ishioka answers a question with a question. "How do you look at my world?" she asks. Ishioka, an artist-designer whose work ranges from advertising to art films, Hollywood costumes to installation art, says the question is central to all her work. Throughout her career, her purpose has been to coax--often jolt--people out of their preconceived perspectives. "You have to examine how you are looking at me and what values you bring," she said.