As filmmakers embrace compelling, globally themed stories, productions must penetrate parts of the world where "film friendly" is a novel concept.
Working on roughly 3,000 background costumes for "Changeling," costume designer Deborah Hopper relied on historical photographs and a strong network of costume houses and vintage stores to provide…
"Cloverfield" updated the monster movie with CG effects and a DIY sensibility, but when production designer Martin Whist had to design a destroyed apartment for a climactic scene, he found no…
To present Brad Pitt as a 6-year-old pipsqueak with the wrinkled skin of a septuagenarian, age makeups creator Greg Cannom and his team sculpted a series of head casts from young to old, which were…
In "Defiance," the Bielski brothers fight the Nazis from the Belarusian forests. Helmer Edward Zwick wanted the forest to be a central character in the film, since it's of paramount importance to the…
Regency aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, subject of Saul Dibb's period drama "The Duchess," is widely recognized as one of the first true influencers of fashion, her giant plumed wigs and sprayed-on…
"Finding a happy middle ground was probably one of the most difficult things," says star Frank Langella's makeup artist, David Anderson.
Having won an Oscar for their work on "Pan's Labyrinth," professional partners David Marti and Montse Ribe had more time and money for "Hellboy II." They also had more collaborators and less work to…
Makeup artist Jacqueline Fowler has assembled a variety of nicks and cuts over the years -- a collection of ready-made prosthetics that add small, vital touches to an actor's appearance.
Finding inspiration is never a problem for costume designer Sandy Powell, who has worked on such sartorially demanding projects as "The Aviator" and "Gangs of New York." With "The Other Boleyn Girl,"…
Set in the Manhattan advertising world and Connecticut suburbs of the mid-1950s, even a synopsis for "Revolutionary Road" evokes iconic, nostalgic images of quaint Americana.