Saturday, February 7, 2015

From Drawing to Glamour...Day 38 of Bond 365

I'm running short of time, otherwise I would have spent more time talking about design. I think that wardrobe/costume design is one of those components of a film that when it done right, it blends with the rest of film. When done wrong, it will be grate and feel wrong for the audience. Today, designer Anthony Mendleson is the featured Bond alum.

Anthony Mendleson, design to realization
Anthony Mendleson
Born this day in 1915
Wardrobe Designer for Thunderball

Anthony Mendleson’s career designing costumes/wardrobes became in 1947 with the film It Always Rains on Sunday and concluded in 1985 with Murder Elite. In fact, he joined Ealing Studios in 1947 and subsequently became the chief costume designer and wardrobe supervisor until their demise in 1959. He moved onto Pinewood where he worked on Thunderball. His credits include quite an eclectic collection of genre films that included Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Road to Hong Kong (1962), Macbeth (1971), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1972), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Saturn 3 (1980), and The Keep (1983). He was nominated for two Academy Awards and several BAFTA awards. He won a BAFTA for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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