A Stitch in Time – Costume Designers in British Cinema

A Stitch in Time – Costume Designers in British Cinema: A Case Study of Jocelyn Rickards by Melanie Bell Costume design and costume designers are one of Britain’s most successful international exports in the film industry. British-born and -trained costume designers have won five out of the last ten Academy Awards (2004-14). Of those five … Continue reading A Stitch in Time – Costume Designers in British Cinema

Locating the Women in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

A discussion of the vital contributions made by three women beyond the screen by Melanie Williams Despite running for over three hours, David Lean’s 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia has no female speaking part and scant female on-screen presence. Women exist in the world of the film only as swathed masses bidding farewell to the … Continue reading Locating the Women in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)