Madelaine Turner Turns Her TikToks Into Cinematic Shorts

You must have a love for films in general. What are some of your favorites that always inspire you?

How much time do you have? I am deeply, embarrassingly, in love with storytelling in all forms. Even if I don’t particularly enjoy their full catalog, I’m really drawn to filmmakers who—I think compulsively—need to color outside the lines. I’m a total sucker for aggressive aesthetics, so some influences would definitely be Wes Anderson, Bong Joon Ho, Jacques Demy, Baz Luhrmann, Edgar Wright, Autumn De Wilde, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze.

In no particular order, a few of my favorite films are West Side Story, Alice In The Cities, Clueless, The Birdcage, Romeo + Juliet, Hannah & Her Sisters, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Napoleon Dynamite, Emma (2020), Chicago, Parasite, and (of course) Pride & Prejudice.

We also love that you also get into character; your wardrobe fits perfectly into whatever character/film you’re embodying. How would you describe your closet?

Lots of vintage. I’m a big time thrifter. Growing up, fashion was very much an Abercrombie wasteland, and thrift stores were the only places I would find cool clothing I could afford. Now, I can’t imagine shopping anywhere else. I like bright, funky, comfy things. I like pieces of clothing that make me laugh. Stylishly. And, I like the treasure hunting element. I’m a sucker for a good pair of vintage Levis, or a really absurd t-shirt, or a pair of shoes that make you say “… Hmmm.”

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