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Through the Window: Meet ‘Big Eyes’ Photographer Leah Gallo

Leah Gallo is a talented stills photographer and photojournalist, with a career spanning many notable feature films. She has fostered a close working relationship with director Tim Burton, shooting stills and authoring photo books for many of his feature films. Her creative and expositive eye for photography compliments the wild, fantastic worlds of the films she works on, often giving new perspectives on the characters and sets.… read more.

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Margaret Keane: Her Agency & Our FF2 Retribution

Walter Keane was a narcissistic, con artist who stole the identity of a real artist. Margaret Keane was a victim of a charming narcissist and pathological liar. In the 50s, with very few female artists represented by art galleries or the press, this is not a surprising tale. Today, Walter Keane could not manipulate society or the art world.read more.

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The Imagination of Colleen Atwood: From Period Drama to Fantasy

When you think of Tim Burton’s films, you likely immediately think of the brilliant and fantastical costume design. From Anne Hathaway’s all-white ensemble as the White Queen in Alice in Wonderland to Johnny Depp’s black leather and silver metal outfit as the titular character in Edward Scissorhands, the costumes set the tone for the film.read more.

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Lisa Godwin, the Prop Artist Behind the Paintings in ‘Big Eyes’

Ever wonder who creates the paintings that are used as props in films? In the case of Big Eyes, it is Lisa Godwin. Lisa’s work was instrumental in the creation of a film that is all about art—Margaret Keane’s “Big Eye” paintings, to be exact. 

Lisa Godwin is an artist and prop maker who has been working in the film industry for over twenty years.read more.

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Meet Milly Tamarez: SWAN DAY SWEET SIXTEEN’s Feisty Emcee

Get excited, folks! Writer and comedian Milly Tamarez will be joining us as the emcee for our SWAN Day Sweet Sixteen event March 30th at the SVA theater. The event will be celebrating the legacy of Margaret Keane – ironically portrayed by Amy Adams in “Big Eyes” –  and the women behind Tim Burton’s Curtain. The live streamed event will feature appearances from screenwriter Larry Karaszewski and photographer Leah Gallo, as well as a hilarious opening comedy set from one of New York’s brightest up-and-coming standups: Milly Tamarez. read more.

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The Ongoing Importance of Amy Adams’ Portrayal of Margaret Keane

On this day in 2015, Amy Adams won the Golden Globe for her portrayal of Margaret Keane in Big Eyes. This win was two-fold: it earned Amy much-deserved recognition for brilliantly telling Margaret’s story, and it brought Margaret’s story some much-deserved recognition in itself. 

Big Eyes is a biographical drama film which tells the story of American artist Margaret Keane, renowned for her distinctive paintings of subjects with large, expressive eyes.read more.

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