14 thoughts on “WCW: Toni Collette

  1. Toni was the Angie Bowie expy in Velvet Goldmine, and I want all of her costumes but especially the coats!

  2. BTW, the other “baby face” in that shot from THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT is Ben Mendelsohn (DARKEST HOUR, THE KING, CYRANO).

  3. I know it’s not a frock flick, but Muriel’s Wedding is one of the most important movies in my personal cinematic collage.

  4. The ABBA karaoke revenge scene in Muriel’s Wedding is one of the formative experiences of my life. Everyone should see it at least once, and everyone should have a friend like Brenda who encourages you to give no fucks and lip synch Waterloo if the mood strikes you.

    Peggy, Hitchcock’s secretary in Hitchcock had such a smashing professional wardrobe. It makes me long for smartly tailored women’s business wear with artful little flourishes.

    1. I forgot my other comment about Hitchcock – Toi looks absolutely ravishing as a brunette! She should go ”dark’ more often. It really sets off her eyes.

  5. Nightmare Alley. I either haven’t seen the other movies, or didn’t realize she was in them.

  6. I’ve never seen Velvet Goldmine, and I feel it’s time to rectify this gap in my movie/fashion education.

  7. She is such an AMAZING actress!! Like several other people have commented, Muriel’s Wedding is a GEM!!! My fave of her FrockFlick roles is Harriet from Emma. I LOVED her costumes from the pics you showed from Hitchcock. I might actually watch that film now. Not a FrockFlick, but she’s in another movie that I love, A Long Way Down. As per usual, she’s amazing in it. Great WCW choice!

  8. Now I have to rewatch Velvet Goldmine, which my daughters have already made me watch one time too many!

  9. Velvet goldmine is luscious, (though, I’m assuming, slightly sanitized,) version of “not” david/angie/iggy love story, and might be a great choice for Pride month. I recall at least one scene in his youth set before the 1969 cut off–so it may qualify! Its almost like a really long, trippy, music video.

  10. I’ve loved Toni Collette since Muriel’s Wedding, she’s so good in EVERYTHING.

  11. Hit reply button too quickly but my favorites of her period costume roles have to be Emma and Nightmare Alley — it’s a pretty good movie but the costumes are outstanding. And I’d forgotten she was in Hitchcock! Such great casting in that movie, James D’Arcy was perfect as Anthony Perkins.

  12. You mention the baby face in The Efficiency Expert, but check out the baby face on Ben Mendelsohn! :D

    Muriel’s Wedding was my first real exposure to Australiana and Aussie cinema (as well as Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths). When my (coincidentally Aussie) husband and I got married in his hometown, all the music we used for the ceremony and reception were all songs we love or hold special meaning for us. Despite his dislike of Abba, I convinced him to include Waterloo because of that scene in Muriel’s Wedding.

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