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Trevor Hogg chats with Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood about her Oscar nominated costume design work on Snow White and the Huntsman...

Contending for an Oscar is nothing new for Colleen Atwood (The Silence of the Lambs) who has won three Academy Awards and received her 10th nomination for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012); the veteran costume designer who frequently collaborates with Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland) and Rob Marshall (Chicago) was already familiar with first-time director Rupert Sanders.  “I knew Rupert from commercials so it wasn’t working with a stranger.  We had a good rapport and lots of laughs.”   The reinterpretation of the story about a princess who escapes her evil Queen stepmother and seeks to reclaim her kingdom is closer to Brothers Grimm version than the classic animated film made by Disney in 1937.  “He wanted a dark fairy tale world loosely based on 11th to 12th century with texture and style. »

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