22 July 2011 - Short Message

Music/film: Harry Belafonte's 'Banana Boat Song' in 'Beetlejuice', directed by Tim Burton (1988)
The scene with the 1950s Calypso-song by Harry Belafonte shows a dinner with people who are possessed. The video is from the comedy-fantasy movie 'Beetlejuice', directed by Tim Burton, with Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, and Winona Ryder in the main roles. The costumes are designed by Oscar nominated Aggie Guerard Rodgers (born 1943), who is known for movies like 'My Stepmother Is an Alien' (main roles Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger; 1988) or 'Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)'. Her career began with movies like 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' (starring Jack Nicholson, 1975). Aggie Guerard Rodgers worked with directors like George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Milos Foreman, Steven Spielberg, etc.

On her website, Aggie Guerard Rodgers remembers how she got her first Hollywood-job for the movie 'American Graffiti': the acceptance question was if she knows anything about 'dragging the main' (slang for 'cruising in the streets'). She replied, "My sister has a '54 Ford with no door handles." aggierodgers.com.

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