Focal Press (An Imprint of Eservier)
In this edition of the ongoing Screencraft series, Landis takes on the art of costume design. She is descriptive on the subject of what a costume is and more importantly what it isnt. This book details how costume design fits in with the overall creative process of filmmaking, how it coincides with the star being dressed, and most importantly how the work of a costume designer can sometimes influence the collection of a fashion designer.
Costume Design interviews and provide a biography of such lauded costume designers as:
abc Costume Design xyz is richly illustrated and contains priceless original costume sketches from these highly respected designers. These sketches offer the reader an unimagined glimpse at the creative process involved in costuming a film. Landis herself has dressed such films as abc Animal House xyz and abc Coming To America xyz , as well as the legendary music video for Michael Jacksons Thriller. Other books in this series on Cinema include: Cinematography, Directing, Screenwriting, Editing, and Film Music. Whether you are a bona fide film buff or just casual viewer, this book is a very interesting read.
Reviewer: Monika Earle, FIDM Library Staff Member