Category Archives: Style in film

8 1/2 on Federico Fellini’s Centenary

On Federico Fellini’s centenary, we look back at 8 1/2, his tribute to cinema, the film that marked the apotheosis of his talent, the one that defined “Felliniesque” for good, and Fellini’s alter ego, Marcello Mastroianni. Read More

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Dressing the Classes: The Rules of the Game and Gosford Park

How Coco Chanel dressed Jean Renoir’s La règle du jeu and the Chanel English Look in Robert Altman’s Gosford Park. Read More

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Film Noir Style: Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy

Film noir style Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy

What drives her? Bored by normal life, she wants “things”. The desire for “money and all the things it will buy” is what motivates her. In Gun Crazy, Peggy Cummins plays Annie Laurie Starr, one of the deadliest femmes fatales. Read More

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Veronica Lake in The Blue Dahlia and Her Star Image Making

In The Blue Dahlia, 1946, Veronica Lake’s wardrobe bore the hallmarks of a film noir protagonist, but it also fit Lake’s star image. Read More

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He Wore Black

Paul Newman and Robert Redford in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, 1969 | Campanile Productions, George Roy Hill-Paul Monash Production, Newman-Foreman Company, Twenties Century Fox     Henry Fonda gone bad, one of cinema’s most memorable endings with two … Read More

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