Category Archives: Style in film

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Jaws

Unlikely style inspiration - Jaws - Classiq

Jaws will probably remain about the only blockbuster to have ever been mentioned on Classiq. But it’s a classic, and a blockbuster in the 1970s meant an entirely different thing than it means today. Most importantly though, it’s a good … Read More

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Brigitte Lin in Chungking Express: A Tribute to John Cassavetes’ Gloria

Style in Film-Brigitte Lin-Chungking Express

At once hyperkinetic and hazily romantic, Chungking Express is the quintessential film about loneliness in the postmodern metropolis, in contemporary Hong Kong, as characters brush against one another throughout the daily rush but struggle to connect. Even the voiceovers are … Read More

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When the Man Dresses the Character: Cary Grant in To Catch A Thief

Cary Grant in To catch a thief

Time and again I watch Alfred Hitchcock’s films. For the thrill his inimitable movies are so masterful at providing the audience with, for the visual flair and distinct atmosphere, for the dry wit and humour, and for the sheer joy … Read More

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His and Hers: The Trench Coat in Kramer vs. Kramer

Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs Kramer

Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman are both wearing trench coats in Kramer vs. Kramer. The trench is the opposite of a statement piece, equally embraced by men and women, molding itself to the wearer. And it couldn’t reflect two more … Read More

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Clothes and Character in the Films of Jean-Pierre Melville

Alain Delon in Le samouraï

Throughout his career, Jean-Pierre Melville retained a passion for all things American and especially for the classic Hollywood gangster and noir movies. He eagerly borrowed the iconography of the genre – the snap-brim hats, the belted trench coats, the crooned … Read More

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