12 Days of Christmas Movies, Day 11: Long Kiss Good Night

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Movies that have fun special fx. Todays pic is the movie The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), directed by Renny Harlin, starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.

Long before Angelina Jolie played SALT, Geena Davis was a Christmas action hero! I know people talk crap about this movie, but it’s one of my fav Christmas movies.

Synopsis: A women suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.

Geena Davis’ character goes from being a mild-mannered mom (and Christmas parade queen) to an a$$-kicking spy. Along with her attitude, her hair color/style and makeup change completely. Which help us believe that she has remembered her past and is back to her old self. Plus, you have all the blood and bruises from the great fight scenes. That must have been fun, fun, fun for the makeup team.

Here is a list, from IMDB, of makeup/special fx artist whose work helped make The Long Kiss Goodnight, such a great movie to watch.

YouTube video from arcadeshopper

Makeup Department

Marietta Carter-Narcisse …. makeup artist: Mr. Jackson
Russell Cate …. special makeup: FXSmith, Inc.
Paul R.J. Elliot …. key hair stylist
Robert Hallowell II …. hair stylist: Ms. Davis (as Robert Hallowell)
Christine Hart …. key makeup artist
Tricia Sawyer …. makeup artist: Ms. Davis
Gordon J. Smith …. special effects makeup designer: FXSmith, Inc. (as Gordon Smith)
Robert L. Stevenson …. hair stylist: Mr. Jackson (as Robert Louis Stevenson)
Victoria Wood …. wig maker
Jay McClennen …. prosthetic technician (uncredited)


 Images from http://www.imdb.com

Geena Davis gets down and dirty during a holiday gun fight

Please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think. If you have a makeup or special fx website, I would love to hear about it.

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