Oscars 2012: The Artist's Unique Visuals Rewarded With Best Costume Oscar27 February 2012
Oscars 2012: The Artist's Unique Visuals Rewarded With Best Costume Oscar
The Artist's success at the Oscars last night in winning Best Picture has led to many to speculate as to just what propelled the silent film, starring Jean Dujardin, to glory after cutting almost any aural impact from its merits with which to be judged on. However one need look no further than down the list of other award winners in categories that, though falling below headline status, were still worth their weight in gold to the recipients. It was in the Best Costume Design category that 'The Artist's' Mark Bridges took the victory, and it was a deserved honor for a man who made the most of the striking contrast of black and white when planning his cast's attire.
Speaking after receiving the gong however, Bridges commented that with the film being shot in colour - as bosses suspected it may be shown that way in some countries - he actually couldn't plan too much on it being a black and white. "We actually filmed it in colour because there was a chance that the film would at some markets be shown in colour," admitted Bridges, continuing "Luckily, we were able to finally prevail with it in black and white."
Explaining that his focus lay instead on the more subtle textures of both the set and clothing material instead of the colour, Bridges commented " You know, it really comes down to different values and I was very concerned about the graphics, whether the actors would separate from the backgrounds that they're standing in front of . Once we got the textures down, we knew textures read beautifully, I could tell a story with textures." It was one of five awards the picture won.
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