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Working Girl: The Culture of Power Dressing

Costume designer Ann Roth’s template for Working Girl (1988, directed by Mike Nichols) is especially astute with regards to the social and geographical make up of its characters. Protagonist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) is a homely girl raised and living … Continue reading

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Norwegian Wood: Hipsters Unmaxed

Does Japanese period costume reflect on contemporary fashion? We appraise the hipster style of Norwegian Wood. Continue reading

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Dual Analysis: Beetle Juice – Chris’ Thoughts

Attesting that upbeat and silly often go hand in hand, Beetle Juice stands as one of director Tim Burton’s most cheerfully insane projects. Continue reading