Star Wars (1977) / George Lucas (dir.); John MOLLO (costume designer)

Ansnitt Filmclub  Costume Workshop 
Film-Virage Cultural Association

7pm 26th February, 2018


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Thus begins the most successful and popular science fiction/fantasy movie of all time, Star Wars. Over the course of four decades since its premier, the franchise has seen several sequels, prequels, spin-offs, books, video games and animated series, and has become a decisive experience for millions of viewers worldwide. It would be difficult to find a generation that cannot quote Yoda’s wisdoms by heart or sing the melody or the Imperial march. Star Wars owes its success not only to its revolutionary new visual effects and memorable music, but also to John MOLLO’s costume designs. MOLLO had been interested in military history and uniforms since his childhood, and even published a series of books on the topic. He came up with the iconic apparels of the main characters (Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Obi-van Kenobi), the characteristic black and white of the Emperor’s stormtroopers, and created Darth Vader’s ominous look partially based on the helmets of Nazi soldiers.

Ansnitt Filmklub’s new series Costume Workshop explores the field of costume design through Hungarian and foreign examples. During the pre-screening introduction and the subsequent lectures, we will discuss film-making processes, seeking answers to the following questions in specific: What is the costume designer’s job? Who do costume designers need to cooperate with before and during the production? Where does their inspiration come from? How well do costume designers need to know the film’s story and characters?

Miklós HORVÁTH – assistant director, film translator; one of the main organizers for Ansnitt Filmklub, lecturer
Márk ZALÁN – film historian, film critic; lecturer at Pázmány Péter Catholic University’s Institute of Communication and Media Studies; lecturer, program organizer

All films are either subtitled or dubbed in Hungarian. 
Participation is free but is subject to registration. You can register until 5 pm on the day of the screening at the following email address: In the subject box, enter the title of the current movie, and in the text box, the name of the person or persons you want to register. Please arrive 15 minutes before the screening.

Sponsor: National Cultural Fund of Hungary

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