updated: 17/01/2006

plastic surgery makeups: Brazil

The working title was 1984½ which gives some clue what this movie is about but equally it’s part of a trilogy with Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Ida Lowry (Katherine Helmond) is the mother of the main character; she is around seventy and reinventing herself through plastic surgery. At the time of filming Katherine Helmond was in her mid to late-fifties.

These images show Ida’s loose facial skin being stretch taut prior to surgery.

Maggie Weston was hair & makeup designer; Aaron Sherman was responsible for Katherine’s prosthetic makeup.