updated: 03/12/2008

age makeup: other mid-1990s movies

The Good Shepherd: a laconic and self-contained CIA officer suspects that Castro was tipped off about the Bay of Pigs and looks for the leak. As he investigates, he recalls, in a series of flashbacks, his father’s death, student days at Yale, recruitment into the fledgling OSS, truncated affairs, a shotgun marriage, cutting his teeth on spy craft in London, distance from his son, the emergence of the Cold War, and relationships with agency, British, and Soviet counterparts. We watch his idealism give way to something much darker. Angelina Jolie plays his wife. Carla White was makeup designer; Toni G (as Toni Garavaglia) was makeup artist (Ms Jolie).

Non ti muovere: Elsa (Claudia Gerini) goes from being a happy young bride of a promising surgeon to a middle-aged woman whose husband has betrayed her with a destitute and uneducated woman and whose daughter has suffered traumatic head injuries in a motorcycle accident. Maurizio Silvi and Whitney James were the makeup artists.

German TV advert: Georg Korpás created this gelatine prosthetic old-age makeup on a twenty year-old actress called Emily for a German TV advert. I’m grateful to Georg for these images.

Able Edwards: This sounds like an interesting movie described as ‘sort of a Disney bio with a bit of Citizen Kane with a bit of AI’. The entire movie was shot against a green screen. Michael Mosher was the makeup department head with a challenging task on a low budget independent:

The makeups were a challenge and followed every major character over the course of 40 years! The prosthetics were all made of GM foam and made and applied by me.