One way 500 Days of Summer stands out is in the clothing and costumes of the cast. Especially inspiring is the clothes that Zooey Deschanel and Joesph Gordon-Levitt wear.
Hollywood Crush had the opportunity to ask a few questions of the film’s costume designer, Hope Hanafin, who gives some insight into the clothing from 500 Days of Summer.
Did you go only vintage shopping for Summer Finn?
Hope Hanafin: A lot of it is vintage, but there’s still plenty that’s not. Though I have great respect for these romantic comedies where secretaries are wearing Prada, I wanted [“500 Days”] to be kind of the anti-“Sex and the City.” So, Zooey’s wearing clothes that her character really could afford, things are also repeated. Her clothes are a mix of things from [places like] Old Navy, GAP, BCBG and then there’s a lot of vintage. But not all of it was glamorous vintage. She has a Built By Wendy denim skirt and a couple other great things.
What did you think of Zooey Deschanel’s clothing?
Have you been able to find any similar clothes from retailers in person or online?August 18th, 2009
Joe Gordon-Levitt is featured on the cover of the next issue of Nylon Guys, on shelves this September. Looks like a really good interview with some cool photos. You can get a sneak peak online before then.
On his teen years after 3rd Rock from the Sun
“Everyone gets fucked with in high school. I was fucked with because I was on TV. And I think when you’re not used to that, the world can be pretty harsh… I was probably a bit of a dick [back then]. I mean, not a dick but I had very simplistic and strong feelings about things, and right and wrong.”
Link: Check out the article on Nylon Guys (”not for girls”–yeah right!)August 4th, 2009
It was a holiday here in Canada yesterday and I took the weekend off to the cottage so I apologize for the lack of updates the past few days! There have been some cool news stories surrounding 500 Days of Summer.
If you missed Zooey Deschanel on Jimmy Kimmel the other night, check her out below. Jimmy admitted he hadn’t yet seen 500 Days of Summer so here’s hoping that’s changed by now!July 25th, 2009
This is fucking awesome, especially if you’re in any way interested in film production. A great interview with 500 Days of Summer editor Alan Bell and director Marc Webb about their vision for the film.
How did you deal with the film’s many effects?
Alan Bell: One element that was particularly interesting to work out involved the day slate scene dividers used throughout to indicate time shifts. We added a very subtle push in and pull back depending on whether we were going forward or backward in time to help clue the viewer into the direction of time travel in a simple way.
I noticed this effect; maybe not consciously until I read this interview so, very cool.July 22nd, 2009
If you’re looking for a little bit of action off the screen, here are some interviews from film sites that have appeared within the past couple of days.
- James Wallace’s interviews at Gordon and the Whale are always really enjoyable to watch. The guys at GATW cannot get enough of 500 Days of Summer and have posted two more interviews. One chat (James’ third) with director Marc Webb in a romantically lit room as well as an interview with writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.
- FilmDaddy.com has several exclusive videos for 500 Days of Summer: red carpet interviews with Joe Gordon-Levitt and director Marc Webb and a more in-depth, sit down with Marc. One thing I really like about FilmDaddy is how great their videos look!
- GeekTyrant has nothing but great things to say about 500 Days of Summer and has posted a series of interviews with cast and crew on their site.July 21st, 2009
500 Days of Summer director Marc Webb has been guest blogging over at FirstShowing.net. In his latest entry, “Internet Wormholes”, he talks about social media and how modern filmmakers like himself and the 500 Days screenwriters are using it. As an obsessed fan blogger, I can personally relate to a lot of what Marc goes into but he puts things into perspective well.
We read EVERYTHING. And most younger filmmakers I know do the same. It’s both exhilarating and maddening. Sometimes you want to pat someone on the back and sometimes you want to punch someone in the face. But at the end of the day – it’s just too enticing to go down the 500 Days of Summer internet wormhole. (What people reveal on Twitter is amazing – I know exactly who stole the poster from the Union Square theater.)
Read the rest of the post on FirstShowing.net. Looking forward to investigating Borges.