Category Archives: Film costume

Just a Tomboy: Marilyn Monroe Seen Beyond Stardom by Eve Arnold on the set of The Misfits

They say that sometimes you can see the soul of a film in a photograph taken on the set. But that only very rarely happens. On the set of The Misfits, Eve Arnold managed to capture not only the soul of the film, but the souls of its actors. Her memorable photographs of Marilyn Monroe are an intimate portrait of the biggest movie star of all time. Read More

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Simplicity: The Brevity of Film Costume in “Les Aventuriers”

”Les Aventuriers”, 1967. Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie, Compagnia Generale Finanziaria Cinematografica   Two guys and a girl try to make a life out of what they love doing. It’s this free willing that unites them in the first place. Manu … Read More

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“She’s the Beast in the Jungle”: Anne Bancroft’s Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate

“Shiny blacks, animal prints, and wildly overgrown garden foliage for Mrs. Robinson’s lair.” She’s the beast in the jungle. Anne Bancroft’s multi-layered performance as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate reveals not only a tawdry seductress with a scheming exterior when dressed in animal print, but a vulnerable middle aged housewife when she is stripped of her clothes. Read More

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Dressing Character in John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven

There was something inherently modern about Steve McQueen even when he played a character in a classic western. He is restless in John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven, always fidgeting, the perfect counterpart to Yul Brynner’s quietude. Dressing character in Read More

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Seberg, Belmondo and Godard’s Film de Cinéphile: À bout de souffle

A Paris where two lovers are overwhelmed by fate and where the image of Jean Seberg as Patricia Franchini strolling down the Champs-Elysées in The New York Herald Tribune t-shirt became an everlasting style headline and the star of the French New Wave. À bout de souffle was Godard’s film de cinéphile and Read More

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