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
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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...

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