Category Archives: Film costume

Talking Costumes in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas”

“Once I was driving to a screening for Paris, Texas, Wim Wenders recalls in his book Einmal, “with Harry Dean Stanton in an incredibly long limousine. Even in the middle of New York, Harry was still Travis, sitting in the back of his brother’s car and driving silently through the desert.” Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

“An actor’s shirt has to be made out of the same material as his face.” – Andrei Tarkovsky
In the book Costumes for the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, costume designer Nelli Fomina recounts her contribution to world cinema classics Solaris, The Mirror and Stalker.
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Denim on Film: Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future

Michael J. Fox in “Back to the Future”, 1985, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment   When the stars align, or, more realistically speaking, when the many moving parts that create a film work in perfect harmony, a … Read More

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Amy Madigan Is an ‘80s Hawksian Heroine in “Streets of Fire”

In Walter Hill’s “Streets of Fire”, Amy Madigan is a 1980s Hawksian Heroine and she pretty much walks out with the entire film. Read More

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“Personally, I Like a Director Who Trusts Me to Do the Best Job I’m Trained to Do”: In Conversation with Costume Designer Wendy Chuck

In our interview, costume designer Wendy Chuck tells about making films with Alexander Payne for 20 years, the art of collaboration, why the movies of the 1970s were not where she turned to for inspiration for the 70s-set The Holdovers, how a costume designer can win an actor’s heart and Angus Tilly’s jacket that is already being copied everywhere. Read More

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