Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Costume, mostume

Last weekend saw a very old 1982 TV movie of Ivanhoe on British TV. It has a lot of big names (who looked much younger) i.e. Sam Neill, John Rhys Davies etc. but the first thing that struck me wasn't the familiar faces but the awfully cheap costume props.

Makes you wonder whether it was technology back in the day which was lacking, or whether the costume budget was very small or maybe back in the 80s props and costumes were a secondary concern in film making. But anyway check out the plasticky crown on Lady Rowena.

 Compared to something like the Game of Thrones in this day and age

Its hard to take a story seriously when your crown looks like something out of a cereal box, even if your script is super good.

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