Browse Articles by Robin Milling

Gaslit‘s Prosthetic Makeup Maestro Kazu Hiro on Transforming Sean Penn Into John Mitchell

May 2022
<i>Gaslit</i>‘s Prosthetic Makeup Maestro Kazu Hiro on Transforming Sean Penn Into John Mitchell

To be gaslit is to be manipulated into questioning your own sanity, and in the new Starz original miniseries Gaslit, White House counsel John Mitchell (Sean Penn) and his outspoken wife Martha (Julia Roberts) find themselves dealing with just that as the Nixon Administration seeks a scapegoat for Watergate. You might say the Mitchells... »

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The Great Costume Designer Sharon Long on Bringing Sexy Back to 18th Century Couture in Season 2

May 2022
<i>The Great</i> Costume Designer Sharon Long on Bringing Sexy Back to 18th Century Couture in Season 2

In Season 2 of Hulu’s The Great, creator Tony McNamara‘s modernistic take on the Russian monarchy circa 18th century boasts saucy language and a sexy, vibrant wardrobe. For the women of the Court, led by Empress Catherine, (Elle Fanning) think lots of heaving bosoms, colorful, wide-rimmed dresses supported by bone hoop cages, corsets to sculpt... »

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Candy Composer Ariel Marx on Creating Macabre Music for the Repressed World of Hulu’s True-Crime Series

May 2022
<i>Candy</i> Composer Ariel Marx on Creating Macabre Music for the Repressed World of Hulu’s True-Crime Series

It was Friday, June 13, 1980, when Candy Montgomery, a bible-belting bored housewife hacked her neighbor, Betty Gore, to death with an ax. The shocking crime shook the tight-knit community of Wylie, Texas, and led to a murder trial that saw Montgomery claim self-defense. More than 40 years later, the events that led up to that... »

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The Flight Attendant Composer Blake Neely on 20 Years With Greg Berlanti and How a College Rejection Letter Fueled His Emmy Win

May 2022
<i>The Flight Attendant</i> Composer Blake Neely on 20 Years With Greg Berlanti and How a College Rejection Letter Fueled His Emmy Win

If you’re a fan of the CW, you’ve probably heard the work of veteran Composer Blake Neely, whose many credits include All American, Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, and Supergirl, as well as Netflix’s creepy thriller You. All of those shows hail from executive producer Greg Berlanti, who goes back 20 years with Neely, who composed the main title theme for Berlanti’s show Everwood.... »

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The Dropout Composer Anne Nikitin on Embracing Her Synth Side to Make Digital Music for Hulu’s Hit Series

May 2022
<i>The Dropout</i> Composer Anne Nikitin on Embracing Her Synth Side to Make Digital Music for Hulu’s Hit Series

The trial of Theranos founder/CEO Elizabeth Holmes, the wide-eyed, deep-voiced blonde who convinced some of America’s savviest investors to back her biotech company, which promised to make the world a better place with just a single drop of blood, piqued the interest of millions of people — especially the media. Coverage was extensive, and an ABC News podcast set... »

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Tokyo Vice Creator/EP/Writer J.T. Rogers on Learning the Essentials of Showrunning

April 2022
<i>Tokyo Vice</i> Creator/EP/Writer J.T. Rogers on Learning the Essentials of Showrunning

In HBO Max’s new crime thriller Tokyo Vice, which is loosely based on investigative journalist Jake Adelstein‘s 2009 memoir Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, J.T. Rogers paints a gritty picture of the seedy Japanese underworld, where dirty dealings between crime bosses and shady cops are uncovered in each of the series’ eight... »

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Pachinko Composer Nico Muhly on Creating the Emotional Choral Score for Apple’s Korean Series

April 2022
<i>Pachinko</i> Composer Nico Muhly on Creating the Emotional Choral Score for Apple’s Korean Series

The sweeping saga of the new Apple TV+ series Pachinko begins in 1920s Korea, where a young girl named Sunja (Minha Kim) must explore her adolescence while under the colonial rule of Japan. She spots a wealthy, white-suited stranger across a crowded market, the dashing Hansu (Lee Min-ho), from which an epic story of forbidden love blossoms,... »

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Joe vs. Carole Music Supervisor Ann Kline on Why Southern Rock Roars Loudest on Eclectic Soundtrack

April 2022
<i>Joe vs. Carole</i> Music Supervisor Ann Kline on Why Southern Rock Roars Loudest on Eclectic Soundtrack

The plethora of soundtrack selections in Joe vs. Carole, Peacock’s genre-bending limited series that takes place over multiple time periods, might intimidate most music supervisors — but not Ann Kline. Kline enthusiastically embraced the task of selecting a wide range of tunes for the show, which benefited from her attention to detail — something instilled in her... »

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Joe vs. Carole Cinematographer Jules O’Loughlin on How He Brought Visual Flair to Peacock’s True Crime Series

March 2022
<i>Joe vs. Carole</i> Cinematographer Jules O’Loughlin on How He Brought Visual Flair to Peacock’s True Crime Series

Back in March 2020, when our stay-at-home enforcement left us looking for something to divert our attention and anxieties, the personal feud between Joe Schreibvogel (aka Joe Exotic) and Carole Baskin made a welcome entrance into the zeitgeist. Their dirty dealings for big cat sanctuary were put on public display when reporter/host Robert Moor aired 15... »

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Costume Designer Sarah Trost on Bringing Zany Glamour and Some Rock ‘n’ Roll to The Righteous Gemstones

February 2022
Costume Designer Sarah Trost on Bringing Zany Glamour and Some Rock ‘n’ Roll to <i>The Righteous Gemstones</i>

The Righteous Gemstones wraps up its second season on HBO next Sunday night, and the Gemstone family at its center may be more aptly described as self-righteous given the enormous wealth they’ve amassed with the help of their loyal flock.  Created, executive produced and written by Danny McBride, Season 2 of the hit comedy has only further... »

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