Tuesday November 24, 2020

Dressing the imagination

An exhibition at the Hunt Museum in Limerick highlights the important role played by costumes in film, and those used by director Neil Jordan are some of the most colourful and inventive examples on display

16th February, 2020
9
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Neil Jordan and Dr. Jill Cousins; Jordan believes a character is defined by their costume. Picture: Alan Place

A great movie springs from an imagination that is not merely off the wall – it erupts into the sky bent on reaching the furthest galaxy. Few imaginations rival that of Neil Jordan.

The awards Jordan has won as a novelist, screenwriter and director would fill this page, but he sees himself first and foremost as a storyteller and a major element in the earliest stories is costume – think of the cloak in Little...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

With the pandemic leading to people eating at home far more often, good-quality antique dining tables are increasingly at a premium

Lily Peterken | 2 days ago

The sale of 700 items from Castlehyde House’s contents is a window into the idiosyncratic tastes of the former Riverdance star

Ros Drinkwater | 2 days ago

Karen Reihill’s retrospective of Belfast artist Daniel O’Neill was scuppered by Covid-19, but her accompanying monograph is a fitting tribute to his talent

Ros Drinkwater | 2 days ago