Top view of my hair design on the film, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”. Here’s a little known factoid. When Gary Oldman first walked on the set, some of the crew members laughed. They thought he looked like Mickey Mouse! I had a moment of nervousness, actually sheer terror. Deep down I knew that I had nailed it. #franciscoppola and Eiko loved the design. I always will be thankful to #Eikoishioka our costume designer. She tasked me with coming up with an, “East meets West” design. Stuart Artingstall did a masterful job on the wig. #micheleburkemakeupartist #micheleburke #burke #makeup #dracula #howiwork #makeitwork
The brides of Dracula were meant to melt into the background in a “dream sequence”. This was one of many concepts put forward. Our Director, Francis Coppola chose another direction. Loved designing and applying it nevertheless. #micheleburke #burke #makeup #makeupartist #mua #dracula #bramstokersdracula #bridesofdracula #mudesign #bodymakeup #bodypainting #franciscoppola #coppola
When it comes to pulling off elaborate cinematic set pieces, top gun Brian De Palma outdoes even Martin Scorsese and Francis Coppola.
Fans see how and why with “Carlito’s Way”, an exhilarating gangster pic set in New York.
It’s a tale about an old-fashioned gangster whose efforts to go straight, after five years in prison, are a source of amusement to his peers.
He is Carlito Brigante, played by Al Pacino, who seems in complete character as the hood watching his cousin die in a botched drug deal in the film’s first reel.
This throws him back into the fray of an underworld where his lawyer, Sean Penn, is a violent coke head; his bodyguard, Luis Guzman, is a traitor; and his nemesis, John Leguizamo, is an arrogant up-and-comer. Penelope Ann Miller is his showgirl lover and symbol of redemption.
The story is credible. The violence is infused with De Palma’s sense of humour. And the chase at the end is artful.