14 thoughts on “Iconic Frock Flicks of the 1990s, Part 3

  1. Those fluffy, transparent sleeves on Fitzgerald look extraordinary – I’m a sucker for those.

    I’ve yet to watch the last one, but James’ book is one of my absolute favorites. (And do I see Bonham-Carter in it? Amazing!)

    My favorite Titanic dress is the red one with sprinkles, although this one perhaps works better in terms of accuracy (but not extravagancy…).

  2. In the first post you commented each movie shortly. But in this and the second one nothing.
    Why is that?
    I read Frock Flicks because I love your snarky opinions and your expertise.
    Don’t mean as a critique really, but this is just a slide show of period movies from the 90s.

    1. I imagine all those write ups get tiring to do, especially if it means watching the movie to refresh the memory.

        1. Saraquill is spot on. This blog is a hobby — we don’t earn a living off it, & we write these posts in our spare time, after our real jobs & obligations. Some posts have more extensive content than others! Search the site, we have 4 years’ worth of archives & you’ll find a wide variety of content, from silly quizzes to in-depth historical analysis. Just depends on how much time we have & what we feel like. And recently, some of more in-depth articles are on our Patreon site for subscribers.

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  3. Ah, “Wings of the Dove” for HBC’s wardrobe. I adored every one of her frocks. And “Rob Roy” for being a well-made, well-produced example of Valiant Men in Kilts vs. Slimy English-Loving Bastards. Best swordplay since Basil Rathbone in his prime.

  4. So many good frock flicks during this time, but if I had to say which is a favourite, I’d choose Wings of the Dove and Titanic as both had redheads. Well one redhead and a strawberry blonde and HBC. Then there’s Sense and Sensibility and Tenant of Wildfell Hall which I watched a few days ago.

  5. I’ve always liked Kate Beckinsale’s “Emma.” And “Sense and Sensibility,” of course. I need to watch more of these – some of these are ones I’ve heard of and haven’t gotten to yet, and others I just didn’t hear about.

  6. It’s funny,the shot from Jane Eyre ’96 looks so 70’s. I don’t know why,maybe it’s the lighting or something.

  7. Wings of the Dove was the first film in which I noticed the costumes. Not that they overwhelmed everything else, but before that I’d never paid any attention to what people were wearing.

  8. Rob Roy is one of my favorites, not for the costumes, but for the fight choreography by the great William Hobbs. Apparently he had to teach Tim Roth from scratch – even with that handicap, the climatic duel is not only interesting but character driven. Alas, Mr. Hobbs has now retired.

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