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Sliding wordlessly into the night

Know someone who doubts the power of clothing? Invite them to consider why actors wear costumes. If your skeptical friend needs a little help, point out that clothing gives actors a quick, reliable way to convey a great deal about the characters they play: social status, historical period, personality, state of mind. 441 more words

Art Of Fashion

Ball of Fire: Barbara Stanwck as Sugarpuss O'Shea

A slightly slower-paced screwball than Bringing Up Baby and His Girl Friday, Ball of Fire is, nevertheless, a thoroughly enjoyable wisecracking movie. Many of the elements that make a classic Howard Hawks film might be somewhat diluted, but the dialogue and comic timing of the lead actors is perfectly pitched. 1,450 more words

Screen Goddess

Barbara Stanwyck: Sorry, Wrong Number

Sorry, Wrong Number(1948) is a film noir starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster. Directed by Anatole Litvak with Sol Polito as cinematographer, it was first written as a radio play in 1943 starring… 353 more words


Best Costume Design

Edith Head won 8 Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and was nominated 35 times.

She won Best Costume Design for one of my favorite movies, Sabrina (the one with Audrey Hepburn, of course). 89 more words

Take a Fashionable Break from the Holidays with Sunset Boulevard

I recently needed a break from all the holiday hoopla and decided on a night in with a classic non-holiday movie – Sunset Boulevard. 336 more words


Advent offering 13 December: Delilah 2

As promised yesterday, today’s Advent offering stays with that most fascinating biblical character – Delilah from Judges 16 – turning to look at one of her most iconic afterlives in popular culture, played by Austrian actor… 480 more words


Nothing matters in the world of film except for the black dress Rosemary Clooney wears in the movie, WHITE CHRISTMAS!

I feel I should probably begin this review with a  disclaimer. If you’re looking to read an unbiased overview touching on the plot of a classic Christmas film in a casual yet informative way this will not be it. 326 more words

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