We’re now just past the halfway point of both Turner Classic Movies channel’s Academy Awards tribute, 31 DAYS OF OSCAR, and the 31 DAYS OF OSCAR Blogathon, hosted annually by myself here at Paula’s Cinema Club, Kellee of Outspoken and Freckled, and Aurora at Once Upon A Screen.
This week we salute the less renowned, but nonetheless essential, disciplines of movie-making…THE CRAFTS. Those who practice them are below the title in billing yet are decidedly indispensable to the overall effect of a film. Check out the fabulous Week 3 posts after the jump!
A film’s costume designer is responsible for setting the look and mood of each character through his/her clothing and accessories.
The composer of a film’s score ideally has a comprehensive understanding the atmosphere, story, and dramatic tension of a film and creates music that suits and enhances the finished product.
Cinematographers employ lighting, framing, angles and exposure in every shot of a film, working closely with the director and production designer to bring each image to life.
A screenwriter describes the film’s story in detail, including physical environments and the moods of the characters, while taking into account the director’s and producers’ ideas.
None of your favorite movies would be the same without these hard-working men and women. So without further ado…
- Silver Screen Modes discusses the “costumes [that] started fashion trends that reverberate to this day” in Bonnie and Clyde.
- Aperture Reviews highlights Dmitri Tiomkin, whose “skill at creating a piece of music to complement the atmosphere a director is working to achieve is second to none.”
- Wolffian Classics Movie Digest writes that Powell and Pressburger’s Black Narcissus “set a new technical benchmark for Technicolor cinematography.”
- The Wonderful World of Cinema analyzes “excellent and entertaining” Little Miss Sunshine‘s “unbeatable” screenplay.
- Phyllis Loves Classic Movies presents a Timeline of Academy Award-Winning Costumes: 1949-1960 from 1949 (the first year the Academy Award was given for the category), plus the opportunity to vote on pre-1948 costume design (check out the sidebar).
- Here at Paula’s Cinema Club, I take a brief look at my favorite work by 2016 double Costume Design nominee Sandy Powell.
- Silver Scenes examines the career of 10-time Oscar nominated costume designer Helen Rose, whose “style was elegant and innovative, and some of the dresses she created were the most beautiful seen on film.”
You can also check out the previous weeks’ 31 Days posts as follows:
…and still to come, Week 4: THE MOVIES and THE DIRECTORS