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Seven different ALW!Phantom deformities:
1. The replica version, as seen on Ramin Karimloo in the Royal Albert Hall concert. It was in West End style, but had less colouring on the cheek and chin, and a more prominent… brain? The main idea is to give the impression of a lifted/drawn back lip so it looks like a beast sneering. The wig is a nod to the disease Alopecia Areata. Other replica versions have less prominent “brain”, and often bolder colours.
2. The Las Vegas replica version, as worn by Michael Lackey. If you look closely, you’ll see that the prosthetic pieces is more or less the same as the original. But it was much heavier coloured, to be seen from the very back of the auditorium in the large Phantom Theatre.
3. The 2004 movie version, as worn by Gerard Butler. Kinda underwhelming, looks like a bad sunburn more than a deformity he was born with. Of course made for movie closeups, but still not very terrifying. Certainly not something you’d be put in a cage and be forced to live in the underground for. But at least it followed the idea of one side being damaged, one being good.
4. The restaged tour non-replica deformity. The abandoned the idea of a “sneering beast”, and instead went for… melted cheese.
5. The Hungarian non-replica deformity, as worn by Sandor (Alexander) Sasvári. They too went for the “sneering beast” lip and the cracked skull, but went for grittier colours, with yellow flesh with black patches. The eye socket on the bad side was also coloured all black, to give the impression of a skull.
6. The Polish non-replica deformity, where it looks like the skin is heavily infected and falling off in patches. Rather cool as such, but I hate that we’re able to see it’s merely a plastic piece attached over the ear. It’s like a second mask.
7. The Czech non-replica version. Full-fledged deformity, going from lip to the very back of the skull. Less “sneering beast” here, instead the disappearing jaw area and the “empty eye socket” is underlined to give the impression of a skull. Interestingly enough, they’ve kept the cracked skull and “brain” idea, as seen in the RAH concert.
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According to the FX Guide, Lola VFX initially planned to achieve “Old Peggy” by filming Atwell with no make-up, "do a further shoot with old age prosthetic make-up applied," and then "carry out a digital facial re-projection of the ‘old age make-up Atwell’ onto her original body." However, due to the prostetics “restricting” the British actress’ performance, the Captain America: Winter Soldier crew resumed the make-up process with a young actress that resembles Hayley Atwell.
Then an elderly actress was cast and brought in “with the intention of seeing what real skin looked like; translucency, how does the skin sag, how does it move as she talks?” said Williams. “I said, ‘Let’s try something that we’ve never done before.’ I wanted to take the performance of the elderly woman that we had shot in a rig with eight cameras and project the skin onto the original Hayley footage that had been shot on set. We took a still frame of the skin and tracked it onto the original photography, and it looked so good. The way we did it – it was amazing – you could still see Hayley, her eyes, her mouth, her underlying structure, but we just lifted the creases and cracks and age from the elderly woman and transposed it onto Hayley’s young face.”
For an even more in-depth explaination as to how the Lola visual effects team created “Old Peggy,” make the jump over to the FX Guide. However, you can see a shot of Hayley Atwell’s Winter Soldier scene compared to the finished product, and other official stills via Luma Pictures.
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In Britain, make-up might have been hard to find, but it was worn with pride and became a symbol of the will to win. ‘Put your best face forward,’ encouraged a 1942 Yadley advertisement in Churchillian tones. ‘War, Woman and Lipstick' ran a celebrated Tangee campaign. Bright red was the favourite wartime colour for lips and nails and lipstick names were often patriotic: Louis Phillippe's Patriotic Red; Fighting Red by Tussy and Grenadier - The new Military red created by Tattoo, effective with air force blue and khaki.
During wartime, a subtle change had taken place in the marketing and the perception of make-up. It was no longer about making a woman seem ‘dainty’, but making her look and feel strong. Rosie the Riveter became a wartime icon in the USA, representing the six million women working in factories for the war effort. [Rockwell] portrayed Rosie as a vast figure in work dungarees, her short sleeves revealing arms the size of prize-winning hams. Behind her hangs the stars and stripes, squashed carelessly under her feet is a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and on her mighty lap rests a lunch box and a huge riveting machine like an enormous gun. [Her] henna red curls, lipsticked mouth and painted finger nails stress her femininity, emphasising the fact that make-up too was a weapon of war [Madeleine Marsh, Compact and Cosmetics: Beauty from the Victorian Times to the Present Day]
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