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the hardest thing about filmmaking is pacing
And it’s called Skull Island.
The 2008 film The Other Boleyn Girl had an unusual task when it began production. Showtime’s television series The Tudors was filming its second season at the same time, and due to the size of its cast, had rented out nearly every Tudor era garment available from costume houses around the globe. This meant that the film’s costume designer Sandy Powell, who has worked on previous costume dramas such as The Young Victoria and Interview with the Vampire, would have to create all of the costumes, with a few minor exceptions, from scratch. It is somewhat rare for a film to have to produce all costumes for main characters and extras, not to mention extremely costly. Powell had to stretch her budget even farther than would normally be required.
This russet coloured velvet gown was created for The Other Boleyn Girl by Powell, where it was worn by Juno Temple as Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford. Ironically enough, The Tudors rented the costume for use in its 2009 third season, where it was used on actress Emma Hamilton as Anne Stanhope. It was used again in the 2010 fourth season on Sarah Bolger as Mary Tudor, though it was slightly altered in the front to give it a different look. In 2013 the altered version appeared in a BBC documentary entitled The Last Days of Anne Boleyn, where it was worn on Tara Breathnatch as Anne Boleyn.
You can view The Last Days of Anne Boleyn documentary here. Be warned that it does contain some factual inaccuracies.
Costume Credit: Cintia, Mim, Ricardo
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DECADES OF HORROR - “descent into madness; the silent of era of the 1920’s”The Golem | 1920
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari | 1920
The Phantom Carriage | 1921
Nosferatu | 1922
Häxan | 1922
The Hunchback of Notre Dame | 1923
The Phantom of the Opera | 1925
Faust | 1926
The Cat and the Canary | 1927
The Man Who Laughs | 1928
This costume is arguably one of the most famous in all of cinema history. It was first used in 1936 on Jeanette MacDonald as Mary Blake, and was used again three years later on Billie Burke as Glinda.
Costume designer Adrian is credited with creating the “gowns” for the 1936 film San Fransisco, and three years later, when he designed all of the costumes for The Wizard of Oz, he seems to have taken his previous creation from San Franciso and altered it for use on Glinda, the good witch of the North. There were some alterations, including sheer sleeves, on Glinda’s costume, as well as more glitter around the bodice and the addition of large “butterflies.” In addition, sheer sleeves were added, the trim around the bodice had some of the decorations removed from its original form in San Francisco, and the tulle in the sleeves were puffed up for Glinda. Still, the sheer size of the gown, the cut and the placement of the stars on the skirt make it apparent that it is indeed the same gown.
It’s strange to see such an iconic gown made over, but using it again just makes sense when one considers the large cost that must have gone into the original garment. Since Adrian was head costume designer at MGM at the time, he would have recycled his costumes frequently.
Costume Credit: Kevin
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Happy Birthday to László Löwenstein aka Peter Lorre, [26 June 1904 - 23 March 1964], via fyeahpeterlorre.
Behind the scenes of classic movie monsters, via hellyeahhorrormovies.
Fredric March, director Rouben Mamoulian and Miriam Hopkins take a break from work on Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde (1931), via silverscreams.
omg just look at frederic march stuffing that bigass roll into his mouth though
"WHITE SAVIOR MOVIES"—Because we all know this (saving People of Color) is what White people do.
"WHITE SAVIOR MOVIES"—Because all it takes is one white person who cares to fix all the problems of complacent ass People of Color.
Read my review of Dallas Buyer’s Club, over at my other blog.
Secret cinema found beneath Paris.
In September 2004, French police discovered a hidden chamber in the catacombs under Paris. It contained a full-sized movie screen, projection equipment, a bar, a pressure cooker for making couscous, a professionally installed electricity system, and at least three phone lines. Movies ranged from 1950s noir classics to recent thrillers.
When the police returned three days later, the phone and power lines had been cut and there was a note on the floor: “Do not try to find us.” (via)
SECRET, MILDLY THREATENING UNDERGROUND COUSCOUS CINEMA
I WANNA GO
LET ME JOIN YOUR KIND, UNDERGROUND MOVIE PEOPLE
nO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS ENTIRE CINEMA WAS HIDDEN BEHIND AN UNDER CONSTRUCTION SIGN THAT LEAD TO A CHECK-IN DISK WITH A FULL CCTV HOOKUP THAT WOULD TURN ON AND RECORD ANY UNREGISTERED VISITORS. AND IF SOMEONE SNUCK IN? A TAPE OF BARKING SECURITY DOGS WOULD BEGIN TO PLAY.
BEYOND THE CRAZY FRONT DESK AND THE MOVIE THEATER, THERE WAS A STOCKED BAR AND TABLES AND CHAIRS, MEANING THAT AFTER CATCHING A FLICK IN AN ILLEGAL PARISIAN CATACOMB THEATER, YOU COULD THEN EAT COUSCOUS AND SIP A COCKTAIL NEXT DOOR. THERE WAS A PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICITY SYSTEM SET UP, AND AT LEAST 3 WORKING PHONE LINES. THIS SHIT WAS LIKE A BOND VILLAIN.
BETTER YET? IT WAS RUMORED THAT THE PLACE WAS SET UP BY THE UNDERGROUND FRENCH ART GANG UX “Urban eXperiment”, WHO NAVIGATES THROUGH THE PARISIAN UNDERGROUNDS AND ILLEGALLY RESTORES ABANDONED WORKS OF ART, ALONG WITH HOLDING FILM FESTIVALS IN THE BASEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS. THEY EVEN RELEASED A SHORT FILM ABOUT THEIR WORK RESTORING THE ICONIC PANTHEON CLOCK OVER THE COURSE OF ONE YEAR. NO ONE SUSPECTED THEIR INVOLVEMENT, UNTIL THE CLOCK BEGAN TO WORK AGAIN AFTER 60 YEARS OF RUSTING.
IF YOU DON’T THINK CATACOMBS AND THE PEOPLE WHO HANG OUT IN THEM ARE SOME OF THE COOLEST FUCKING THINGS IN THE WORLD THEN I IMPLORE YOU TO EAT SOME COUSCOUS AND RECONSIDER.
I’m dying at the couscous. It’s just so bizarre. Seriously, that shit would be worse than popcorn for the mess. What happens when you get to a scary point in the movie and jump? That’s right. Couscous EVERYWHERE.
FILM STUFF IN THE CATACOMBS AMAZING