6 thoughts on “Costume Designer Massimo Cantini Parrini: The Frock Flicks Guide

  1. I’ve seen Siege and Ophelia and thought them quite good. Hope to see Tale of Tales soon.

  2. “A biopic about Federico Fellini, and I have a lot of questions.”

    I don’t know if this is one of those questions, but that photo seems to be a pretty solid recreation of Fellini’s first film as a director (actually co-directing with Alberto Lattuada), VARIETY LIGHTS (Luci del varietà, 1951), about “a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians.”

    I haven’t been able to see more than a single trailer and a few stills for HOW STRANGE TO BE NAMED FEDERICO, but it appears to combine actual Fellini film clips with scripted scenes and recreations, so I’m not sure just how much Massimo Cantini Parrini got to do– but what appears to be his work in that trailer looks good.

    And his work in the other films you post here is gorgeous!

  3. So many of the films you post send me scurrying for more info! I have quite a to-see list thanks to you. I wonder if any of you thought that Selma Hayek on the battlement reminded you of Tosca preparing to throw herself off the parapet?! She’s perfect there.

  4. Can Salma Hayek sing? Now I have to see her in a version of Tosca! Back to the costume designer, ALL of the pictures that you showed look absolutely gorgeous. I’m so looking forward to reading your interview with him!

  5. I’ve only seen Cyrano and the costumes were by far the best thing about this movie. I’m very intrigued by all the others and didn’t even make it to the end of the post before I started searching for them! Already requested Tale of Tales which my library has on DVD, and Ophelia is streaming on Netflix. Thank you!

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