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Daisy Buchanan
06-14-2006, 07:21 PM
Hi All,
I hope you're enjoying the start of summer. It's finally stopped raining here in Boston.
Anyway, I was just watching "The Notebook", and I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned it before in any other thread, so I thought I would comment on it.
Wow, do I love the clothes. Rachel McAdams really wears them with style and grace. I think, although I may be wrong and I'm sure if I am one of you ladies will point it out to me; that the clothes, accessories, hair, and make-up are superb. It's funny, I didn't really like the movie. The begining was fun, but in general the movie dragged, and the acting was pretty bad, especially Ryan Gossling who's a cutie. But, I kept watching it to see the character Ally's new outfits in each new scene.
Did anyone else see this flick? If so, what did you think of the costumes? Oh what I wouldn't do to see them up for auction one day on ebay :p

VintageJess
06-14-2006, 07:44 PM
Hi All,
I hope you're enjoying the start of summer. It's finally stopped raining here in Boston.
Anyway, I was just watching "The Notebook", and I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned it before in any other thread, so I thought I would comment on it.
Wow, do I love the clothes. Rachel McAdams really wears them with style and grace. I think, although I may be wrong and I'm sure if I am one of you ladies will point it out to me; that the clothes, accessories, hair, and make-up are superb. It's funny, I didn't really like the movie. The begining was fun, but in general the movie dragged, and the acting was pretty bad, especially Ryan Gossling who's a cutie. But, I kept watching it to see the character Ally's new outfits in each new scene.
Did anyone else see this flick? If so, what did you think of the costumes? Oh what I wouldn't do to see them up for auction one day on ebay :p

Daisy,

I saw the movie in the theater when it came out, and I had a very similar reaction. I wasn't thrilled with the movie itself as it did seem to drag a bit. (Although I chalked it up to the fact that I was really pregnant at the time, and sitting for more than 15 minutes was unpleasant in general. :eusa_doh: )

But, I can remember very much loving the clothes. I actually saw the movie with about six other ladies, and we went for some coffee afterwards. They were all sobbing over the storyline, while I was gushing over the clothes!

Jessica

VintageJess
06-14-2006, 07:51 PM
P.S.

Forgot to mention that I found this site
http://www.getinthewater.com/gallery/

Seems to have lots of screen shots and other pictures from the movie, in case you wanted to look some more!

Jessica

Rosie
06-14-2006, 08:22 PM
I saw this not so long ago and wanted to like it, as I of course have an affinity for the era. The movie itself was so so, like one of those Lifetime movies that are good to watch when it's cold/raining/you're bored. I like the clothes a lot though.

Off topic but, I saw De-Lovely over the weekend and normally, I'm not really into the clothing of the '30s but Ashley Judd wore them well, if you want to see great clothes, check that movie out. Another one like that, Mommie Dearest which actually is one of my favorite campy movies, great clothes in that film.

artdecodame
06-14-2006, 08:24 PM
Hi All,
I hope you're enjoying the start of summer. It's finally stopped raining here in Boston.
Anyway, I was just watching "The Notebook"... Wow, do I love the clothes. Rachel McAdams really wears them with style and grace...
Aww, I wish the rainy season would begin here already; it's just plain hot and nothing else! :p :(

Hmm, I might have to take a peek at this little movie, then, just for the outfits! Like I said in another thread, I love watching newer, yet period flicks with great costumes. Even if everything else within a film is terrible, vintage-y clothing can help a lot. ;)

artdecodame
06-14-2006, 08:31 PM
Off topic but, I saw De-Lovely over the weekend...
Hehe, so did I! The early 30's outfits were indeed wonderful. I especially liked Ashley's fingerwaved hair in the beginning. Maybe it's just me, but I think her eyes are bit like Ava Gardner's. I do this all the time with comparisons & actresses; I'm strange, I know. :)

Daisy Buchanan
06-14-2006, 10:22 PM
Hehe, so did I! The early 30's outfits were indeed wonderful. I especially liked Ashley's fingerwaved hair in the beginning. Maybe it's just me, but I think her eyes are bit like Ava Gardner's. I do this all the time with comparisons & actresses; I'm strange, I know. :)

I too, watched De-Lovely this past weekend. I agree with your comment about Ava Gardner eyes. I just love Ava, she is definitely my top style icon. As for the movie, once again, I watched in hopes that it would be good, but found that the only reason I kept it on was for the clothes. Ashley Judd really did a spectacular job pulling off the 30's look. There was just way too much bad singing. That's the one thing I hate about watching the older movies (I know this one is recent); older movies tend to have at least one scene where the characters; or even worse groups of little children; sing some horribly annoying song! The best example I can think of is "An Affair to Remember". But anyway, back to the topic! I too, enjoy modern day recreations of early twentieth century themes. I find myself spending much too much time watching bad movies, just because I love the clothes and hair.
There is one movie that I love to watch, and not just for the clothes, although they are spectacular. "Bright Young Things" based on the Evelyn Waugh novel "Vial Bodies" . I highly recommend both the novel and the moving picture. Its story line is so much fun to both read and watch, and the clothes are simply amazing. But, just a warning, there are lots of little British sayings in both the movie and the book that are easy to pick up on. I have found myself, all too often, repeating them.
VintageJess, thanks for the link. We have a tailor/dress maker in our area who is just amazing. She makes wedding gowns, and pageant dresses. I have spoken to her about making some outfits for me. She said she just needs detailed pictures of what I want, and I just need to pick out the fabric, and she will make just about anything I want. I haven't done this yet, for I know how much she charges just to hem my pants, I don't want to think about how much she will charge to make me an accurate 30's outfit. I'm also very picky. I don't want any hints of modernism in the outfit. That's why I only by vintage, and have yet to have anything made. If I buy something that's from the era, at least I know it will be accurate. But, this lady is really good, and she does know what I want, so I'm hoping to save up some dollars, gather up a bunch of pictures, and have her make me a few day time outfits for the QM.
On another note, there is a new movie out about Betty Page "The Last Days of Betty Page", I have not seen it yet, has anyone here??

Julius Xavier
06-14-2006, 10:27 PM
Wow I'm really susprized at the comments from you ladies. As a man I'm not afraid to say it is one of my FAVORITE movies. I put it in the same class as In Love & War with Chris O'donnell and Sandra Bullock. I'm just a sucker for the overly romantic movies I guess.


-DocIndyJones

artdecodame
06-14-2006, 11:10 PM
I too, watched De-Lovely this past weekend. I agree with your comment about Ava Gardner eyes. I just love Ava, she is definitely my top style icon.
Well, I'm glad it's not just me being overly crazy! I admit I haven't seen too many of her films, but I did watch "Night of the Iguana" recently. I liked the play and thought she was fab in this adaptation.


That's the one thing I hate about watching the older movies (I know this one is recent); older movies tend to have at least one scene where the characters; or even worse groups of little children; sing some horribly annoying song! The best example I can think of is "An Affair to Remember".
lol I re-watched that last year with my boyfriend (hadn't seen it since I was little) and started cracking up like mad during various scenes like that one!! It's usually silly kids who break into song or just act ridiculous in melodramas, "Evelyn Prentice" (1934, with Myrna Loy) being one example in that category! :p Anyhoo...

Sometimes there are good period films, though. I have some slightly oddball, yet ongoing admiration for "Paper Moon" and "Henry & June." I also recommend "The Harmonists" ('99) if you're interested in German music of the era. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000065V3C/qid=1150351729/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-1242973-1310342?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130)

rubyredlocks
06-15-2006, 07:07 AM
The Notebook-
I loved the clothes,although I thought the hair was off.A few good styles,but some very disappointing ones as well.
De-lovely,stylistically speaking is one of my favorites.They pulled it all together.

CherryRed
06-15-2006, 08:02 AM
I found "The Notebook" watchable and did enjoy the clothes very much. I also thought the makeup was nicely done. I thought maybe I would like the book better so I checked it out at my local library. Boy was I wrong! I thought the book was poorly written and even had gramatical mistakes (that's what comes of being married to an English major;) )
I don't think there was a book I ever returned because I just couldn't stand reading it but this was one.:(

mysterygal
06-15-2006, 08:12 AM
I absolutely loved the movie, 'the notebook'. Thought it was a beautiful example of love....that guy was so sweet, he totaly stayed by his wife's side to the end, most people get so selfish, I loved that portrayl of a loyal man.
I too love the clothes...they did a great job!
Rosie, I'm glad you mentioned the movie 'De-Lovely', I've been eyeing it for some time but scared to rent it for fear of it being a complete waste of time!

jitterbugdoll
06-15-2006, 08:27 AM
I didn't care for The Notebook as a movie (the girl's constant shrieking was incredibly annoying), and really wasn't terribly impressed with the clothing (and especially the hair.) There are other movies that I think were much more "spot-on" in terms of correct fashions.

And to be honest, De-Lovely did nothing for me in the fashion department either! Again, I have seen movies that I thought were much, much better. To me, the fashions for De-Lovely were lacking and looked more like "inspired reproductions." There were a couple of pieces that I liked rather well, but on the whole, I was disappointed.

Some of the period movies/shows I have enjoyed fashion-wise are Dead Gorgeous (a Mystery! movie set in 1946--one of the main characters is quite weathly and had absolutely drool-worthy ensembles), The Aviator (the shoes in this movie are amazing—a friend of mine actually bought a pair on eBay), the Poirot Series, and Charlotte Gray . I enjoyed Mrs. Henderson Presents as well, and Being Julia had some lovely ensembles, too.

mysterygal
06-15-2006, 08:43 AM
Tucker is a great movie as well, with some great costumes also :)

jitterbugdoll
06-15-2006, 09:01 AM
That's one I haven't seen yet, though others have recommend it to me, too :)

Another one that I like is Enigma.

mysterygal
06-15-2006, 09:10 AM
Joan Allen (who plays Vera Tucker in the movie, 'Tucker') is another actress that really wears vintage clothes well...her outfits are completly stunning...It amazes me how she can wear some of the hats on the movie :D

Rosie
06-15-2006, 09:18 AM
Agreeing with MysteryGal on this one. The first time I saw Tucker was an accident, just flipping through the channels and saw Joan Allen's clothes,

me: "oooooo, what's this?"
remote: drop to the bed

She wears them well in Pleasantville too.

Like Daisy, I'll watch a bad movie just to see the clothes. (not that I think the movies I'm mentioning are bad)

Off topic "looks good in that period dress" actor: Julianne Moore, I think someone brought this up before though.

Another good film for clothing is Hoodlum, this was good for me because it isn't often that I get to see actors of color dressed so grandly in older or period films.

jitterbugdoll
06-15-2006, 09:35 AM
Another bad movie (like you two, if it is a period movie, I'll watch it no matter how terrible) with outstanding clothing (1950s) is Far from Heaven. Julianne Moore is perfect for period clothing--did you see the movie The End of the Affair?

Also, Cate Blanchett looks divine in vintage clothing as well.

Speaking of women of color, I loved the outfits Lena Horne wore in Cabin in the Sky!

mysterygal
06-15-2006, 09:54 AM
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:OyI9gcw59H895M:http://www.authorsden.com/ArticlesImage/19676.jpg
Lena Horne, I've always thought she is such a beautiful woman...all throughout life, that lady always looked stunning!

jitterbugdoll
06-15-2006, 10:00 AM
She wore a polka dot outfit in Cabin the Sky that was so neat!

http://www.africanamericans.com/images2/CabinintheSky2.jpg

Also, I forgot to mention that I really enjoyed the late-40s and 1950s clothing in Ray. There is a scene where people are dancing, and the women are dressed in absolutely fabulous clothing (including one woman wearing a gold snood, which was so striking against her dark hair.)

mysterygal
06-15-2006, 10:09 AM
:D yet another movie that I've got to see. I've heard so much about it...all good. Since it's supposed to rain all this week, I guess it'll be perfect to get caught up!

Daisy Buchanan
06-15-2006, 10:20 AM
Some of the period movies/shows I have enjoyed fashion-wise are Dead Gorgeous (a Mystery! movie set in 1946--one of the main characters is quite weathly and had absolutely drool-worthy ensembles), The Aviator (the shoes in this movie are amazing—a friend of mine actually bought a pair on eBay), the Poirot Series, and Charlotte Gray . I enjoyed Mrs. Henderson Presents as well, and Being Julia had some lovely ensembles, too.
I definitely agree. The Aviator is one of my all time favorite movie all around. Clothes, Hair, Make-up, and oh those shoes. Both Cate Blanchett and Kate Beckinsale wear the clothes, and the attitudes, so well. I just stare, and stare, and wish that I could have all of the outfits that they wear. I don't get it. There have been so many movies made, especially over the past 5 years, that take place in the early to mid twentieth century. It is typical that movies set the tone for fashion, at least it used to be. I wish today's designers would take their cues from these movies that take place in an earlier era. Instead, they are designing outfits based on what the girls wore in "The fast and the furious" and other horrible cinimatic nightmares. How wonderful would it be if the next hot designer would release dresses based on The Aviator or The Notebook. Girls everywhere would finally look like respectable ladies again. And we all know that if a girl dresses like a lady, she might actually act like one too! A change to this style might actualy make the world a better place. And we wouldn't have to pay through the roof for dresses on ebay, or have that anxiety of watching a dress we really want slip through our fingers because someone has a faster internet connection. Hey, a gal can dream, can't she?

mysterygal
06-15-2006, 10:26 AM
even if designers don't take a hint (which they probably won't) I trully believe for those young girls out there especially, seeing women like us, out in public looking like real ladies, will set an impression from that they see in the media, and make them think,
'wow, now that looks nice'
It's amazing the powerful influence we have on people...even those we have never talked to.

Daisy Buchanan
06-15-2006, 10:30 AM
even if designers don't take a hint (which they probably won't) I trully believe for those young girls out there especially, seeing women like us, out in public looking like real ladies, will set an impression from that they see in the media, and make them think,
'wow, now that looks nice'
It's amazing the powerful influence we have on people...even those we have never talked to.
Unfortunately I haven't had that kind of experience. Most of the time, young girls will look me up and down and snicker. Remember, girls today must do everything that their little friends do. So, anything out of the ordinary, is to them, taboo.

VintageJess
06-15-2006, 11:22 AM
I definitely agree. The Aviator is one of my all time favorite movie all around. Clothes, Hair, Make-up, and oh those shoes. Both Cate Blanchett and Kate Beckinsale wear the clothes, and the attitudes, so well. I just stare, and stare, and wish that I could have all of the outfits that they wear. I don't get it. There have been so many movies made, especially over the past 5 years, that take place in the early to mid twentieth century. It is typical that movies set the tone for fashion, at least it used to be. I wish today's designers would take their cues from these movies that take place in an earlier era. Instead, they are designing outfits based on what the girls wore in "The fast and the furious" and other horrible cinimatic nightmares. How wonderful would it be if the next hot designer would release dresses based on The Aviator or The Notebook. Girls everywhere would finally look like respectable ladies again. And we all know that if a girl dresses like a lady, she might actually act like one too! A change to this style might actualy make the world a better place. And we wouldn't have to pay through the roof for dresses on ebay, or have that anxiety of watching a dress we really want slip through our fingers because someone has a faster internet connection. Hey, a gal can dream, can't she?

:eusa_clap

Oh and I think Kate Beckinsale is beautiful--she looked great in Pearl Harbor too.

Jessica

Daisy Buchanan
06-15-2006, 11:36 AM
:eusa_clap

Oh and I think Kate Beckinsale is beautiful--she looked great in Pearl Harbor too.

Jessica
I agree, she is beautiful. She play's Ava Gardner so well, oh and that accent, and all of the sayings she uses, she was just so much fun to watch.

So I'm flipping through the channels and I come across a movie made in 1981 called "True Confessions" starring Robert Duvall and Robert DiNiro. It takes place in the 1940's, and the mens costumes are great. Double breasted suits with wide peaked lapels, and lot of wonderful hat's with teardrop bashes. There aren't that many female characters, but the ones that do show up are dressed accurately for the period. I jumped into the movie when it was more than half way through, so I don't really know what's going on. I'd like to watch it from the begining, just so I can see more of the ladies clothes.
I really do have to get to that dress maker of mine. I have pictures of costumes from both "The Aviator" and "The Notebook" that I'd like to have duplicated. I'm just worried that they won't look authentic to the time period, but the tailor has promised me they will. I really must learn how to sew. That way I could have anything I want, and I'd know that it would be accurate.

fortworthgal
06-15-2006, 11:46 AM
Another bad movie (like you two, if it is a period movie, I'll watch it no matter how terrible) with outstanding clothing (1950s) is Far from Heaven. Julianne Moore is perfect for period clothing--did you see the movie The End of the Affair

I actually liked Far From Heaven, but even if I hadn't - aesthetically it was just stunning. The 1950s decor in the homes is fabulous!

Julianne Moore wears period clothing very well.

rubyredlocks
06-15-2006, 05:17 PM
I have to say that Gwyneth Paltrow's normally stringy locks looked so much better in Sky Captain and the...o.k. I just completely blanked on the last part of the name.
And I loved her suit and shoes.(I'm sure it's not spot-on,but there are some modern designs that I actually like)

DancingSweetie
06-18-2006, 10:03 AM
The Notebook is one of my favorite movies, I loved the clothes and the cars. I also liked The Aviator. It's too bad Kate Beckinsale is now making some really stupid movies.

mysterygal
06-19-2006, 10:17 AM
'The Aviator' was great...story line and attire. It is becoming more and more rare that I see a movie and then must buy it to have....this is one of them

Rosie
06-19-2006, 03:04 PM
ooo, I forgot about Far from Heaven great movie and Julianne Moore (as always) was beautiful, their house was great. I just saw Cabin in the Sky about two weeks ago, Ms. Horne's outfit was great.

Cate Blanchett does do period films well, not sure what it is, her bone structure? her overall look? very nice. I just saw Ray again about a few days ago (I need to get out more) and you're right, the clothes, especially in the club scenes were great. LizzieMaine mentioned a movie not too long ago, a period piece with Julianne Moore, I meant to put it on my NetFlix list but I can't remember the name of it off hand now, maybe she'll chime in and let us know.

RubyRedLocks - Was Sky Captain any good? I wanted to watch it if only for the clothes but never get more than a few minutes in. Whenever those big robots start stomping around, I loose interest plus, I kind of find Jude Law annoying, after half watching Alfie, I kind of don't like him as an actor anymore, [huh] not sure what it is.

LizzieMaine
06-19-2006, 03:31 PM
The Julianne Moore pic is "The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio" -- based on the true story of a '50s mom who raises her family on the winnings she earns in "complete this sentence in ten words or less" contests. Julianne wears some very cute cotton housedresses, and a very interesting pair of casual shoes -- they might be Remixes, but I couldnt get a close enough look to be sure.

It's a very enjoyable film, which didnt get anywhere near the theatrical play it should've gotten (although we ran it for a week last winter, and it drew well). It;s out now on DVD, and is well worth grabbing if you see it!

mysterygal
06-19-2006, 06:53 PM
Rosie, I"m glad I'm not the only one who finds Jude Law annoying! I haven't watched sky captian either for the same reasons...it's just to far fetched looking, at least from the previews [huh]

Lady Day
06-20-2006, 02:14 AM
Another good film for clothing is Hoodlum, this was good for me because it isn't often that I get to see actors of color dressed so grandly in older or period films.

Lawrence Fishborne is just delicious :D

Im also looking forward to the new film, 'Idlewild'. I hope the clothes in that one are on point.



LD

Rosie
06-20-2006, 08:32 PM
The Julianne Moore pic is "The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio" -- based on the true story of a '50s mom who raises her family on the winnings she earns in "complete this sentence in ten words or less" contests. Julianne wears some very cute cotton housedresses, and a very interesting pair of casual shoes -- they might be Remixes, but I couldnt get a close enough look to be sure.

It's a very enjoyable film, which didnt get anywhere near the theatrical play it should've gotten (although we ran it for a week last winter, and it drew well). It;s out now on DVD, and is well worth grabbing if you see it!

Thanks Lizzie, I'll add it right now. :)

Rosie
06-20-2006, 08:34 PM
Rosie, I"m glad I'm not the only one who finds Jude Law annoying! I haven't watched sky captian either for the same reasons...it's just to far fetched looking, at least from the previews [huh]


lol I don't know what happened. It was between Closer and Alfie. He just seems nasal- ly or something [huh] not sure. I like him in AI and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, maybe because his parts were small. Sky Captain has been playing on On Demand, I'm going to MAKE myself watch it before the end of the week. Maybe I'll get past the first 20 minutes.

Rosie
06-20-2006, 08:45 PM
Lawrence Fishborne is just delicious :D

Im also looking forward to the new film, 'Idlewild'. I hope the clothes in that one are on point.



LD

I had to go look this up, I wasn't aware of this coming out. Those guys from outkast do a lot of vintage mixing in with their clothes so, the wardrobe for this should be tight. I just found this still

http://www.trailerdownload.net/getimage.php?url=cats/Idlewild/idle6.jpg&width=500

that dress is cute and his suit looks correct.

Actually, I'm writing this as I'm looking, heres a link to a gallery: http://www.trailerdownload.net/gallery/Idlewild

I'm not a Fishburne kind of girl, I used to think Wesley was hot before he got all crazy.

Lady Day
06-20-2006, 08:55 PM
I'm not a Fishburne kind of girl, I used to think Wesley was hot before he got all crazy.
Yeah Wes is a bit on the krazzy side :D

http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/idlewild/
trailer

This is what Im hoping will bring back the true Neo-Soul vibe of that era. Im hoping Ill see some young lovely fellas walking aroud in slacks and suspenders. (fingers crossed)



LD

Rosie
06-20-2006, 09:17 PM
Ugggh, I can't see the trailer for some reason, my Mac is acting up. I keep hoping more brothers will get into the slacks/suspender/dressing "nicer" thing. I'm so over the boots, jeans, big shirt look. But that looks good, I'm going to have to check that out. I hope it does well at the theaters so we can get some better quality movies.

ITG
06-21-2006, 09:13 PM
I kind of find Jude Law annoying, after half watching Alfie, I kind of don't like him as an actor anymore, [huh] not sure what it is.
I know what you mean. When I saw Alfie, I lost respect and I'm not sure if it's because he came across as a philandering type guy (especially since his costar was who he cheated with while married) and then I recently saw Closer and lost even more respect. I did like his performances in Road to Redemption, AI-Artificial Intelligence, and The Aviator.

Miss_Bella_Hell
12-15-2007, 09:44 PM
This movie, the Notebook, was on tonight, I watched it instead of studying. I fall in love with Ryan Gosling's character every time!

pennyseranade
12-16-2007, 07:39 AM
Absolutely great clothes...

After reading the book, I avoided the movie for the longest time. I just haven't been in the mood to cry myself through a box of tissues[huh] . Anyway, I did watch it last night when it was on...and was surprisingly impressed by the wardrobe...the french manicure on her mother was another story...Oh well..you can't have everything.

oh THAT girl
12-16-2007, 08:04 AM
Another one that I like is Enigma.

I cannot agree enough!

Gosford Park, anyone?

SarahLouise
12-16-2007, 10:38 AM
I haven't seen The Notebook yet but wanted to agree on the points about Far From Heaven and Mrs Henderson Presents, both of which have fabulous clothes. Mona Lisa Smile is another one too although they didn't do anything to Julia Roberts hair at all to make her look early 1950s. There was also a three-parter tv series called The Company which had some great styles in the early parts. Sometimes even in the silly comedy series Allo Allo the ladies have some fab rolls!

Butterfield 8
12-17-2007, 04:56 AM
Seriously, I was bawling by the time the movie was over. That was hard for me to see...all I could think about was how it must feel when the one you love sees you as a stranger.

dang. That Ryan Gosling was too cute in it though ;)

Miss 1929
12-17-2007, 11:08 PM
I cannot agree enough!

Gosford Park, anyone?

I felt that there should have been much more variety in the evening gowns of the women (in GP). It is highly unlikely that every woman at the party would be wearing a bias burn-out velvet sleeveless gown... it bugged me. Almost as much as the horrid hat and dress combinations in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle!

Gosh, maybe we should re-name this thread "Tear The Movies to Threads"...

Drea
12-17-2007, 11:58 PM
I really love that movie.. but I agree that some things could have been a little more period correct!