Category Archives: This summer we’re channelling

This Summer We’re Channelling: Mary Stuart Masterson in “Some Kind of Wonderful”

Of all the cool, rebellious, outcast teens from the other side of the tracks, Watts from Some Kind of Wonderful must be my favourite of them all. Played by Mary Stuart Masterson to perfection, Watts is a street wise-rebel yell-new romantic tomboy that flaunts the subcultural musical theme of the 1980s, Read More

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This Summer We’re Channeling: Brad Pitt in “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood”

But it is Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth who takes film costume beyond ‘60s fashion and transforms it into timeless style. It’s both his attitude and clothes, modern yet very much of those times that project this California cool vibe and that very much capture the decade’s uplifting, freewheeling spirit. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Melina Mercouri in “Never on Sunday”

It’s a dancer’s body you think of when you see Melina Mercouri blaze on the screen in Never on Sunday. When she dances, her black sheath dress dances with her. When she walks, her clothes walk with her. Her elegance is alive. Theoni V. Aldredge not only understood film costume, she understood costume construction. She rarely used ready-made dresses in her costumes. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Ursula Andress in “Dr. No”

From the very beginning, there has been much more than what meets the eye to the archetypal Bond Girl. And I perfectly understand why, for some, Ursula Andress will always remain the epitome of the Bond Girl. 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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