The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Selected by the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch. Special guest: Introduction by makeup artist Kevin Haney.

Selected by the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch.

Cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld made his feature film directing debut with this hit based on the popular TV series, derived from Charles Addams’s classic cartoons. Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia are pitch-perfect as the morbidly affectionate Morticia and Gomez Addams, with able support from Christopher Lloyd as the bug-eyed stranger who may be the long-lost Fester, and Christina Ricci as Wednesday. Ruth Myers was nominated for her gorgeously Gothic costumes, and Anthony Cortino, Fern Buchner, Kathrine James, Kevin C. Haney, and Christopher C. Shihar were among the makeup artists and hairstylists who turned the cast into the spitting image of Addams’s iconic characters.

DIRECTED BY: Barry Sonnenfeld. WRITTEN BY: Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson. WITH: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci. 1991. 100 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG-13. DCP.

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