19 thoughts on “Frock Flicks Free-for-All September

  1. I’m sort of starting to teach myself to sew by adding gores to an existing stretch velvet black dress. Since i don’t have a machine it’s rather crooked running stitches by hand. I may go back over it all with a different kind of stronger stitch later. Maybe a backstitch?

    Anyhoo, I’m thrilled that it’s the start of spooky season today and can’t wait for it to cool down a bit so I can dress all witchy like. Like the neighborhood eccentric I am.

  2. Do you have any plans to review the new-ish Netflix
    version of Rebecca? IMHO, Kristen Scott Thomas as Mrs Danvers was the best thing about it. Maybe put it on one of your bad movies and TV lists?

      1. The costumes look 1930s, to my eyes at least? It was pretty badly done, that I can’t tell?

    1. There’s also a good (costume-wise) tv version from severa years ago with Charles Dance (sexy! Overbearing! Mysteriously patrician!) and Emilia Fox that I should watch to pay more attention to the costumes. But I remember thinking they were good the first time I saw it.

      1. That’s my memory as well. Good cast, script, production: everything in place, and Diana Rigg, too!

      2. There’s an even older version with Jeremy Brett and Joanna David (Emilia’s mom). Anna Massey was Mrs Danvers.

        1. And then there’s the even, even older version with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, and Dame Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers. Of course, in that version, the costumes were not historical. They were contemporary for 1940!

  3. Hi, the family have just watched Godfather 1 & 2 and I realised for the first time that they are – obviously lacking in frocks/ but they are period dramas. Set in the 40s and 50s and part two has scenes from 1901 – 1920s
    I wonder if you would ever review them from a costume / setting point of view 🪟.
    Anyway, thanks for all the essays, really love it!

    1. I adore those movies, but I particularly remember Diane Keaton’s wedding guest dress/hat combo and Michael’s Italian wife’s eyebrows as both being extremely seventies rather than forties!

      1. I think that there was your review! Cheers 🍻
        On another note, have you been watching My Brilliant Friend the Ferrante adaptation?
        I wounded what you thought, costume-wise.
        Again, scant frocks, but the peripheral detail is gorgeous and with each new era, a new era of Italian Cinema is evoked.

  4. Though I’m working on three separate sewing projects, my brain demands I buy more supplies for a robe a la francaise project I’ve been dreaming of for years. My sewing queue is already quite long, and my fabric stash huge.

  5. It occurred to me that there has never been a MCM for Michael Caine! He’s done so many frock flicks: everything from Harry and Walter Go To New York, to A Muppet Christmas Carol, and The Prestige. I hope to watch Without A Clue some time this weekend. :)

  6. I just got my haircut in the Coiffure a la Titus (a Regency cropped style), so I need to actually sew a Regency dress to wear! Also, Halloween.

  7. Excited for Halloween! I’m making a comic involving a steampunk witch with a striped dress, so I’m brushing up on some late Victorian styles because she must look fabulous too!

  8. I am disproportionately disappointed that Disney announced that they are not releasing the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea prequel Nautilus. Probably because I was disproportionately excited to see some of the actors in 19th Century wear. Even if it was bad 19th century wear.

Comments are closed.