dental prosthetics: The Straight Story

The Straight Story

In 1994 Alvin Straight sets off on a strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle: the strange part is that he travels hundreds of miles on a lawnmower. Rose (Sissy Spacek) is his wife – she has teeth that outside of the US would be considered normal but that required prosthetic dentistry for this portrayal.

The makeup

Bob Harper was Sissy Spacek’s makeup artist; Crist Ballas was responsible for special makeup effects.