A Life In The Theatre

In John Turturro's Illuminata, there is very little distinction between the costumes the cast of theatrical turn-of-the-century New York characters wear off- and onstage. "That was really the point of it," says costume designer Donna Zakowska. "It's about the theatre of life, how life and theatre are connected, and how the actual theatre is a valid place for expressing so many very important, essential ideas in one's life."

Nor was the Belle Epoque Manhattan setting for the film's rep

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