Cinemaquette costume designer Judy Bowerman talks to CBD!

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  1. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Finally, the completed interview is now live on the CBD Blog. This has been a real pleasure, and I'd like to extend my thanks to Judy and everyone who contributed from CBD.
    Please use this thread for any follow-up discussion or comments.
    Now go read, and enjoy!
     
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  2. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    Very cool Steve , I noticed I couldn't get page 13 and 14 , but could be the iPad , will try computer , got no pics on page 13 and cut up pics , like have a cape on
    Age 14, other then that very cool thanks to Judy :party:
     
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  3. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    That's correct Raf. Page 13 is the inside back cover with the credits and web links. Page 14 is the back cover - it's a wrap-around of the front cover if you notice. :geek:
     
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    Wow very nice read ,intresting how much hard work goes into these statues no wonder CM's talioring is top notch . Thank Stephen and Raf and most of all Judy Bowerman for her time.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to prepare this interview Steve. I enjoyed the interview and the questions asked were spot on. Now did she mention a Kill Bill CM and Cleopatra CM?! :waah:
    one can only dream.. :drool:
     
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    Highlights for me...
    - the whole construction process - having to make several iterations of the costume - and some just get trashed.
    - working from Indy's original costume - wow.
    - the work that went into creating Aragorn's costume - and later in China emboridery by CD pattern.
    - not always seeing a perfect match to the prototype costume, and that in the early days the suits were sent to China to practically pull apart and replicate.
    - how difficult it was to gether reference material for the Godfather's Tux, and the Plumber's crack lol.
    It's fun to see those shots of Judy sitting there with the capes and sewing machine. These peeks behind the curtain at how Cinemaquettes are brought to life for us through words and pictures are the real treasure in these interviews.
    Really pleased to have been able to do this one.
     
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    Thank you Stephen and all who were involved. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
     
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  8. André Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Thanks for the article Steve, great read! :king:
    She asks what female icons we would like to see... :hmm: Elisabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Jean Simmons and Claudia Cardinale certainly would be all good choices.
     
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    Awesome interview Steve !!! :top: :top: :king:
     
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    A.K.47 wrote 3 hours earlier »
    Thanks for the article Steve, great read! :king:
    She asks what female icons we would like to see... :hmm: Elisabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Jean Simmons and Claudia Cardinale certainly would be all good choices.

    Jean Simmons from KISS?
     
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  11. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    rrjrstatueman wrote 7 minutes earlier »
    A.K.47 wrote 3 hours earlier »
    Elisabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Jean Simmons and Claudia Cardinale certainly would be all good choices.

    Jean Simmons from KISS?

    Jean Simmons
    Gene Simmons
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    Stephen wrote 14 minutes earlier »
    rrjrstatueman wrote 7 minutes earlier »
    A.K.47 wrote 3 hours earlier »
    Elisabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Jean Simmons and Claudia Cardinale certainly would be all good choices.

    Jean Simmons from KISS?

    Jean Simmons
    Gene Simmons
    :lol:
    Was just pulling his leg Steve :D
    I actually had the four 24 inch kiss dolls at one time , will have to look for a pic somewhere
    [​IMG]
     
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    thanks Steve, great job...
     
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    This I think was one of my favorite interview. she was an amazing to read about and such a great outlook and thoroughly seems ti enjoy what she does. her and george also seem to get along very well and have a nice working relationship. love the pics of work in progress shots. relly puts thing into perspective. and man those chain mails what an intricate process for aragorn. Oh and the bride from kill bill. how cool will that be if they made what she suggested. I with her on a women icon for CM!
     
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  15. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    The interview certainly caused me to re-appreciate the detailing of Aragorn's whole costume Enzo.
     
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    Yeah it was indeed one of the best overall. I loved the Komoda interview for the subject and insides but this one has the perfect natural flow to it. She seemed really responsive there.
    I was delighted to read that she was involved with Ghosts, a truly inspiring piece of film whose costumes and FX make even many of todays releases pale.
    Would love to see what she could do with a Tilda Swinton Witch from Narnia but the factory would probably fuck it up. Other than that, let me add Marlene Dietrich to the list.
    Elizabeth Taylor? Yup, definitely!
    Thanks Steve, thanks Judy!
     
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  17. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    I'm more inclined to prefer female characters from the last twenty five years - Ripley, Trinity, Burton's Catwoman, The Bride, and Amidala - if only for the costume.
    Pleased to read the interview is going down well. :)
     
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    Like to know if George still gets excited when a cm gets finished?
    Great read Stephen great read.
     
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    Hi Steve :wave:
    What an excellent article! It integrated excellent interview writing, great layout, with well thought out questions.
    At first, I must admit, my intent on reading the article was to "check it out" as my interest was not captured by the costume aspect.
    Then once I read how many hours this lady puts in, and what she does to capture the essence and accuracy of the costume, I could not stop reading it. She actually went into tuxedo places to check out tuxes on mannequins, and sketching them, over and over, to get it right. She consider the finest details of the size of the leather pores in Arnold jacket ... and then knowing she got it right when she described George's reaction.
    What a whole new appreciation I have for this end of the statue.
    Interesting George kept her a secret ... I can see why. I am glad she is no longer a secret, :lol:
    I found her description of working with Michael Jackson on set, and the energy which she felt from his dancing, along with the rest of the crew, refreshing. I was glad to hear her thought on him as a person.
    Interesting she found Jack Sparrows the most difficult. I would have guessed Aargon, or Arnolds to be the most difficult.
    The description of how she worked in the cape on Supes ... I will be looking at this piece a bit different now.
    And Cleopatra CM? You bet, I am in.
    She seemed like a genuine, modest, and great person to interview!
    Thank you for all the work you put into this. I will be looking at costumes in a whole different way, especially if she is the designer.
     
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  20. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Thanks Greg for your kind words. It is heart warming for me to see such an appreciative audience amongst friends here on CBD.
    Batman29 wrote 12 hours earlier  » 
    Then once I read how many hours this lady puts in, and what she does to capture the essence and accuracy of the costume, I could not stop reading it. She actually went into tuxedo places to check out tuxes on mannequins, and sketching them, over and over, to get it right. She consider the finest details of the size of the leather pores in Arnold jacket ... and then knowing she got it right when she described George's reaction.

    My feelings exactly.
    What resonates for me so clearly is just how passionate she is about the concept. I do get a sense of just how important it is for her to strive for the best quality, fit and detail on these costumes.
    But overall you can tell she's having fun. To design these costumes, and to know your individual effort is part of something that brings joy to many collectors around the world in doing so - well that has to be a great feeling. :)
    Batman29 wrote 12 hours earlier  » 
    What a whole new appreciation I have for this end of the statue.

    Me too. Mission accomplished. :top:
    Batman29 wrote 12 hours earlier  » 
    She seemed like a genuine, modest, and great person to interview! Thank you for all the work you put into this. I will be looking at costumes in a whole different way, especially if she is the designer.

    Judy was incredbly easy to work with. In fact I've only positive things to say about all of the people I've interviewed for CBD. They're all so very accomodating and take a lot of time out to answer our questions and share the behind-the-scenes with us.
     
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