Category Archives: Film costume

Le choix des armes: Yves Montand and the Look of the Gentleman Gangster

In Le choix des armes, Yves Montand is part of a gentlemen’s world of mobsters and criminals, living and dying by a certain code of honour, never betraying their own, and dressing the part. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Sigourney Weaver in The Year of Living Dangerously

Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver in The Year of Living Dangerously, 1982. Wayang Productions/MGM   There are few things I appreciate about a film more than its sense of place. That’s what Peter Weir achieved in The Year of Living … Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Anne-Louise Lambert in Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock, 1975. British Empire Films Australia   The story begins on the music of Gheorghe Zamfir. I could recognise his pan flute anywhere. And I couldn’t imagine Picnic at Hanging Rock without his music. And it truly … Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Lauren Bacall in Key Largo

She was “one of the boys”. Indeed, she was the honorary female member of the Rat Pack. She was the real deal, one of a kind. Just as Bogart. In Key Largo, dressed in a full, pleated wool skirt with generous side pockets and white dress shirt, pieced together with a wide buckle belt, Lauren Bacall channels the same restrained elegance and distinction that Bogart’s look does. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark at 40

When we first meet Indiana Jones, we only see him from behind, his silhouette shaped by his leather jacket and fedora hat. Yet, he already looks like “himself”, real. It’s like he’s always existed somewhere, not just on the written page of the script, and now he has made the acquaintance of an audience that has been long waiting for him and for this world he’s part of. Read More

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