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12 items from 2014


Fashionistas Bring Star Power to Celebrate Academy’s Hollywood Costume Exhibit

2 October 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite the fact that well-dressed celebs like Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana and Kiernan Shipka joined costume designers like Sandy Powell and Julie Weiss on Oct. 1 at the former Wilshire May Company building for AMPAS’ celebration of its new Hollywood Costume exhibit, curator and costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis maintains that the art of costume design is more than just fashionable garments.

“This is not an exhibition about clothes,” Nadoolman Landis told reporters earlier in the week. “This is an exhibition about the movies, about storytelling, about the characters; how, when you see a movie, you can see it over and over and over again because you want to be in it, you want to be with those people. And it is true, sometimes you want to dress like those people. Sometimes, as I know as a designer of ‘Indiana Jones,’ you want to buy that jacket, you want to buy that hat … why is that? »

- Whitney Friedlander

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The Academy Celebrates The Opening of The Hollywood Costume Exhibition in Los Angeles

30 September 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Gary Salem and Michelle McCue

“What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he’s become a different person.”

Edith Head

On Monday, Wamg attended the press preview for the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building.

Taking five years to create, this exhibition is the kickoff for the whole Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Emphasizing how costumes are so important in creating characters, this one-of-a-kind exhibition comes with its own film score, enhanced with dazzling animations and screenplay excerpts.

Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), and sponsored by Swarovski, this ticketed exhibition »

- Movie Geeks

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Time Bandits

17 September 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 9, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

There's adventure and fantasy afoot in Time Bandits.

The 1981 adventure fantasy Time Bandits is a energetic and engaging voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam (Brazil).

In the film, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson, The Four Feathers), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery, The Man Who Would Be King)—but Evil (David Warner, Titanic) is watching their every move.

Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and Monty Python’s Michael Palin (who also appears in the film), Time Bandits is at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire on technology gone awry.

The film has been out in »

- Laurence

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Doctor Who: casting call for film of Tom Baker's life

11 August 2014 1:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Letter, about the early life of Tom Baker, is heading for production soon. Here are some details...

Comfortably one of the funniest autobiographies we've ever had the pleasure is Tom Baker's Who On Earth Is Tom Baker?, which we talked about in the Den Of Geek Book Club (which is a thing), right here.

Now, however, news has reached us, via The Digital Fix, that there's a one-off drama heading to our screens that tells the story of Tom Baker's early life. A casting call for a project called The Letter has appeared online, with the focus on "how a chance letter to the BBC when working as a builder's labourer lead to him becoming the most iconic Doctor Who".

The following roles, lists the casting call, are all required for a single day of filming. Given that contracts are on a "deferred profit share" basis and »

- simonbrew

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Hollywood Costume Lands At The Academy

8 July 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.

The Academy is enhancing the V&A’s exhibition and will include more than 145 costumes from over 60 lenders. The Academy’s presentation will add more than 30 costumes to this landmark show, including Jared Leto’s costume from Dallas Buyers Club (Kurt and Burt, 2013) – a recent acquisition to the Academy’s collection – as well as costumes from such recent releases as The Hunger Games (Judianna Makovsky, 2012), Django Unchained (Sharen Davis, »

- Michelle McCue

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Absolutely Anything wraps shoot

12 May 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

First image released of Simon Pegg in the comedy that reunites the voices of the Monty Python team on film.

Shooting has wrapped in London on Absolutely Anything, the new comedy starring Simon Pegg from Monty Python’s Terry Jones.

The story follows a disillusioned school teacher (Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wants, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens watching him from space.

The aliens will be voiced by Jones himself alongside Monty Python co-stars John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle.

The cast also includes Kate Beckinsale, Us comedian Rob Riggle and Robin Williams, who voices Pegg’s canine companion, in Jones’ first film as director in 18 years.

Finishing the shoot, Jones said: “Kate, Simon and Rob breathed such life into the characters. I couldn’t have imagined anyone else playing those parts”

The script was co-written by Jones and Gavin Scott. Gfm are »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Unused Venom Costume Revealed from Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man 3'

13 April 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we wait to see who will play Venom in Sony Pictures' spin-off to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Marvel_Spider has uncovered some unused costume test videos and photos for the Venom character from director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, who was played by Topher Grace. We also have photos of the prosthetics for Thomas Haden Church's Sandman from the 2007 sequel. It remains to be seen what this new version of Venom looks like in the spin-off, but check out these unused designs from Frontline Designs who collaborated with three-time Academy Award winning Costume Designer, James Acheson, on the movie. They created Spider-Man's suit, prosthetics for Sandman and even a fully functional Venom animatronic puppet.

Spider-Man 3: Unused Venom CostumeSpider-Man 3: Unused Venom Costume 1Spider-Man 3: Unused Venom Costume 2Spider-Man 3: Unused Venom Costume 3 »

- MovieWeb

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Venom Costume Test For Sam Raimi's Spider-man 3

13 April 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Thanks to Marvel_Spider for coming across this cool image of an unused Venom costume, designed by the talented crew at Frontline Design. In 2004, Frontline Design collaborated with three-time Academy Award winning Costume Designer, James Acheson, on Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3. They created Spider-Man's suit, prosthetics for Sandman and even a fully functional Venom animatronic puppet. Thanks to the heads up from Marvel_Spider. Spider-man 3 - Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) finally has the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and New York City is in the throes of Spider-mania! But when a strange alien symbiote turns Spider-Man's suit black, his darkest demons come to light changing Spider-Man inside as well as out. Spider-Man is in for the fight of his life against a lethal mix of villains - the deadly Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Venom (Topher Grace), and the New Goblin (James Franco »

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Lionsgate UK takes Absolutely Anything

28 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Lionsgate has picked up UK rights to Terry Jones’ comedy Absolutely Anything from Gfm Films.

Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale lead cast in Monty Python star Jones’ first film (as director) in 18 years, which got underway in the UK on Monday (24).

The deal was struck between Michael Ryan for Gfm Films, producer Ben Timlett and Zygi Kamasa and Nick Manzi for Lionsgate.

Lionsgate will release the film in the UK between April and July 2015.

Interview: Terry Jones

Absolutely Anything follows a disillusioned school teacher (Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wants, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens watching him from space.

The Aliens will be voiced by Jones himself alongside Monty Python collaborators John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle.

The film’s supporting cast includes Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Rob Riggle and Robin Williams, who voices »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Terry Jones talks Absolutely Anything

21 March 2014 5:23 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Monty Python’s Terry Jones reveals why he hasn’t made a film in 18 years and whether there will ever be a new Monty Python film.

Shooting begins on Monday (March 24) on Absolutely Anything, a high-concept comedy starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale.

It marks the first time that Monty Python member Terry Jones has directed a film since The Wind in the Willows in 1996.

“I sort of gave up on the film industry when The Wind in the Willows wasn’t distributed,” Jones told ScreenDaily of the film that was critically well received but only received a limited relase. “It was so appallingly handled.”

While it is clear those wounds have yet to heal, Jones thought “it was about time” he made another film and is “very excited” to be back in the directors chair.

The comedy, co-written by Jones and Gavin Scott, stars Pegg as a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has the »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Beckinsale joins Terry Jones comedy

27 February 2014 3:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Underworld actress joins Simon Pegg in high concept comedy, Absolutely Anything.

Kate Beckinsale, star of the Underworld franchise, has been cast in Absolutely Anything, the upcoming comedy from Monty Python star Terry Jones. Start of shoot is set for March 24.

Beckinsale will star as female lead Catherine and romantic interest to Neil, played by Simon Pegg. The British actress recently finished shooting Eliza Graves with Michael Caine, and Michael Winterbottom’s Face of an Angel with Daniel Bruhl. 

The Absolutely Anything cast also includes Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard and Joanna Lumley, in addition to a voice cast featuring Jones alongside his Python co-stars John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin alongside Robin Williams.

The comedy follows a disillusioned school teacher (Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens watching him from space. As he struggles »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Costume Designer Catherine Martin to Receive Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award

21 February 2014 5:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Academy Award winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin will be inducted into the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style on Feb. 28.

The city of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee will honor its 21st (and first Australian) recipient for her contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment.

Martin will be the first costume designer to get the honor solo.  The only other costume designers to be feted were Edith Head, James Acheson and Milena Canonero, who shared the honor back  in 2006.  Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, Donatella Versace and other fashion designers have also been tapped.

In 2001, Martin won Academy Awards for best costume design and best art direction–set decoration for “Moulin Rouge.” This season, Martin has received praise for partnering with brands like Prada, Brooks Brothers and Tiffany & Co. to recreate the Jazz Age for “The Great Gatsby” — a project that earned her two BAFTA Awards and »

- Nikara Johns

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