by: Froilan Macapil
The Dwarves were not all dwarves – The film was packed with veteran artists which includes Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, and Brian Gleeson. They palyed the role of the dwarves in the movie, but if fact none of them are. The cinematography and the production team pulled a couple of tricks to get behind the fact. The tricks includes manipulation through framing, shorter doubles, wider shots, masks, and the best part is CG-ing the actor’s faces onto little people’s bodies just to perfect the dwarf looks.
Colleen Atwood designed the costumes. Three-time Academy Award-winning costume designer – Colleen Atwood who fashioned Alice in Wonderland in 2010 also designed the costumes in SWATH. She’s responsible for hundreds of costumes and 12 major costumes for Queen Ravenna. The major costumes were so complex that it required her hundreds of hours just to complete them. One of the costumes was a collar made with Stag beetle horns and a whole dress made of beetle wings. A lot of beetles were sacrificed for this movie. The Queen also had a cape made of cock feather which really gave an aura of reality to the film.
The sequel is on the way. Snow White II: The High School Years is already in the works. The studio hopes that the story will revolve around the Huntsman during Snow Whites high school years where she missed a lot in her life being locked down by the queen.
Kristen Stewart’s fear of riding a horse was tested and overcame while shooting the film. Strewart had a bad experience with horses after she fell down when she was still a kid and hurt her self so bad. To perfect the scenes, Stewart has to endure all of that and the scenes came out very natural and real.
Source: Yahoo! News