16 thoughts on “Watch Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020) on Acorn Now!

  1. I watched this when it came out on Acorn last year. I remember liking it, but I think the costumes in the TV series were better (I’m looking at you, sweater with the big P.F. on it). :)

  2. I always thought a full length feature would be set in the 1930s bc the last couple of books – yes I know it’s books – we’re set in the latter part of 1929 AND I thought that the last episode of the show was set in 1929. Dot getting married to Hugh. Ergo the 1930s influence on the dress in the film didn’t bother me and showed the progression of time. What I did like was the ending with Jack. Hopefully another film will be made.

  3. That leaves just one other 20s piece, the Frankie Drake Mysteries. Would love to see a crossover. FD already had an episode that featured Agatha Christie. One of the local PBS channels is re-running some later Poirots, and Murdoch Mysteries is back with new episodes. Since they move forward a year each season, they could catch up to Misses Fisher and Drake soon. Interesting that Australia didn’t follow America and Canada’s absurd plunge into prohibition. I saw Miss Fisher on Netflix awhile ago.

  4. I loved her silver sparkly evening gown, as the bodice was a classic Egyptian fabric from the 1920s, called Tulle bi telli (also known as assuit). It was very popular in the 1920s, then fell out of favor, and when they started to try to make it again, most of the people who knew how had died or forgotten how to make it. So the old stuff is treasured and very expensive (pretty pictures and more details here: https://www.kathryngauci.com/blog-35-tulle-bi-telli-shimmering-fabric-assuit/)

  5. Ah, one of my “lost events” of 2020. A group of us had tickets to see this at the Castro, dressed, of course. We’d been back and forth over email about the appropriate hats to wear so as to not obstruct anyone behind us, but still look, well, perfect. Alas, no go. I do have a bit of insight as to why there was such a nice, realistic representation of body types and ages in that party scene: those were folks who made large gifts to the Kickstarter (or Australian equivalent) campaign that helped get the film made. How cool is that?

  6. Not only do I love the gorgeous—and well researched costuming—-of both the series and the movie, outfitting a thoroughly delightful set of characters, but my husband has fallen in love with Phryne Fisher as well! She reminds him, he says, of the comic book superheroes that he’s followed since childhood—and the actress playing her has called her a “superwoman.” Why can’t all historically “period” productions have both accurate wardrobing as well as highlighting historical personalities, female and male, who haven’t been done to death—such as the gawdalmighty Tudors—and who were remarkable people?

  7. Honestly I loved the sweater, mostly because I’m corny as hell and the outfit is cute. I was lucky enough to check out the costume exhibit when in Melbourne, and the intent behind the initials was to reference a kind of old fashioned superhero costume, since the creators often call Phryne a superhero which I think is very fun.

  8. For my grandmother’s junior prom, in the mid-1930s, she wore a white lace cropped-top with puff sleeves, a white lace skirt that was tight around the hips and thighs and then flared out at mid-thigh, and a black satin bra and half-slip. This was in rural Illinois, not even a big city. So it was possible! But also she was sent home by the chaperones for being too fast, sooo. . . .

    1. Your Grandma was daringly fashion forward!
      I have a picture of mine dressed Flapper style in short skirt and roll topped stockings. I bet she didn’t wear that outfit around Great Grandpa!

  9. I spent half a day scouring the internet for a press photo or still that included the boots from the desert outfit. IMO they are the unsung heroes of the film.

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