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Great hat movie...

Discussion in 'Hats' started by ipokebadgers, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Last weekend we had some friends over and decided to watch a movie. After deciding not to go out and rent one we looked through the collection we have and found one the other couple had not seen. "O Brother, Where Art Thou?". It is one of my favorite comedies and after seeing it again I realized it is a great movie for vintage hats. It is set in the early 1930's and there are some great scenes in a town square where you see dozens and dozens of men in classic fedoras and caps. In fact just about every man and most women in the movie have a hat of some kind, from ragged to classic. Check it out if you haven't seen it.
  2. Great film. There was a recent "Hat Movies" thread where I mentioned that many of the Coen Brothers movies are filled with wonderful hats. Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Man Who Wasn't There, and The Hudsucker Proxy are all fantastic hat movies.
  3. ed_bollix

    ed_bollix New in Town

    Honeydripper, a film by John Sayles

    is also a great hat movie... Actually it was a pretty good all-round movie with Danny Glover. Saw it at an art theater around here, probably go to video soon enough.
  4. Never heard of it, but I love Glover. Hope to catch it soon.
    By the by, in Places In the Heart... Glover wears a great beater!
  5. :eek:fftopic: It's interesting that a question mark was included in the title of "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" because question marks in titles are considered bad luck in the film making industry. And still the film went on to do very well. :)
  6. Stoney

    Stoney Practically Family

    The Soggy Bottom Boys are quite hilarious.

    lol lol lol
  7. Art Fawcett

    Art Fawcett Sponsoring Affiliate

    thanks Ipoke..many of those hats were mine and also much of the clothing was rented from us when we were still in the vintage biz. What a bugger to find 1930s coveralls!!!
  8. KY Gentleman

    KY Gentleman One Too Many

    O Brother... was a great flick. Often times I get the urge to "R-u-n-n-o-f-t!".
    I also just saw another Coen movie, "No Country For Old Men", good film, lots of Western hats.
  9. Riley Dee

    Riley Dee One of the Regulars

    Ask the Dust is a so-so movie about the superb author John Fante. The clothing on the other hand is fantastic!

  10. KY Gentleman

    KY Gentleman One Too Many

    I'm watching "They Live By Night". Its an old film noir flick and the hats AND cars are great.
  11. GWD

    GWD One Too Many

    I come from a family of Dancers, My wife is a dance teacher and both my daughters dance, I have danced with my daughters on stage for the last 10 years. That being said, I just watched Guys and Dolls all by myself this morning and what a huge variety of hats in that movie. Plus you get to hear Marlon Brando sing! What a great movie!
  12. Pat_H

    Pat_H A-List Customer

    Oh Brother Where Art Thou is a great film. Really good call on that one.
  13. funneman

    funneman Practically Family

    Oh Brother!

    This has to be one of my all time favorite films. We watch it with our kids all the time. They can recite almost every line of dialog. It is such a pleasure to see a film that has great writing, incredible camera work and brilliant acting.
  14. mingoslim

    mingoslim Practically Family

    That's cause Mama says he's bona-fide . . .
  15. Does anyone else remember 1992s 'The Hat Squad" on CBS ?
  16. funneman

    funneman Practically Family

    "...and stay out of Woolworth's!"
  17. Stoney

    Stoney Practically Family

    lol lol lol
  18. Watching bagger Vance tonight, lots of great hats including an optimo panama. I won't even mention the fact that Charlize theron is in it....:whistling
  19. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

    Oh Brother, the prequel

    This thread made me rent and re-watch "O Brother..." It's maybe not well known that "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" is the name of the fictitious movie that the picture director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrae) is trying to make in "Sullivan's Travels", which I rented and watched last night. There are numerous references to "Sullivan's Travels" in "O Brother...", most notably both have a scene where prisoners are led into a cinema in chains to watch a movie. "Sullivan's Travels" is a fun movie, also good for a nice range of hats, but mostly for the stunning Veronica Lake.

    "O Brother..." also reminded me of the John Sayles movie "Matewan" about the coal wars in West Virginia in 1920, which I also rented and watched again. This is a truly great historical movie, with really good actors early in their careers (esp. Chris Cooper and David Strathairn) and really fine use of hats to indicate economic and social status as well as style. If you've never seen it, I highly recommend it.
  20. Wow I had forgotten about this film. I will be sure to check it out, it looks like a good one.
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