Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables are not only two of the most anticipated movies coming this Fall, but they also appear to be two of the most beautiful films coming our way. Since both films are period pieces, they have some magnificent costume and production design to entice us before the movies come out. Both films are also packed with A-list stars.
Django Unchained features costume design from Sharen Davis who specializes in design for films with African American stars. Her previous works have included The Book of Eli, The Great Debaters, and The Help, and her work in Django looks clean and crisp. In fact, the green jacket warn by Jamie Foxx and the purple outfit worn by Leonardo DiCaprio both look like they are being warn for the first time, lacking the weathered and worn look that a Western outfit normally has. One has to assume this was a stylistic choice made by Tarantino. Speaking of QT, one of the images features the auteur apparently framing a close-up of a gun in its holster. Don’t worry, despite apparently donning a cowboy hat and western costume for the occasion, Tarantino does not act in the movie. The images below are courtesy of /Film.
Les Miserables features costume design from Paco Delgado who is best known for his work with Pedro Almodovar and has almost exclusively designed contemporary costumes. His work looks comparable to the costumes from the stage musical, although the make-up looks more realistic. We see a pre- and post-mayoral Hugh Jackman with full beard in one scene and remarkable sideburns in another. There is also a short-haired Anne Hathaway and glimpses of Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, and Amanda Seyfried. Images below are courtesy of The Playlist.
Take a look at all of the images in the gallery below, the first 6 images are from Django Unchained and the second 9 are from Les Miserables.
Which of these two movies are you more excited to see?