clown makeups: Short Cuts

The movie

A sprawling loosely-knitted collection of short stories where the everyday lives of a number of Los Angeles residents intersect – some casually, some to more lasting effect. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. The transitions are pure Altman – and magical.

Claire Kane (Anne Archer) is a childrens entertainer, seen here having been stopped by an obnoxious traffic cop who proceeds to flirt with her.

A weekend dinner party highlights the cracks in the marriages of boith Claire and Marian Wyman (Julianne Moore). As consolation they play with Claire’s clown makeup but are anything but happy clowns.

The makeup

Theo Mayes was the hair & makeup supervisor and Dee Dee Altamura the hair & makeup artist on the movie.