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The Star Wattage of Mildred Pierce (1945)

The 1945 cinematic adaptation of Mildred Pierce, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring, of course, Joan Crawford, is a very different beast to the 2011 HBO mini-series starring Kate Winslet. In all honestly it is not as good, but more … Continue reading

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Costume, Colour and Semiotics of Heathers

Filmmaker and costume designer Sophie Black recounts her personal interpretation of Heathers, a film defined by vivid visual interpretation. It is just a coincidence that the first time I saw Michael Lehmann’s Heathers (1988) was within hours of the first … Continue reading

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Iron Man 3: A Different Kind of Suit

Spoiler warning: We examine the use of suits, iron or otherwise, in Iron Man 3 to conceal and recreate identity. Continue reading

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Doris Day in Pillow Talk: Couture Allure

Doris Day’s last hurrah for 1950s fashion wearing some of the most exquisite costumes ever seen on screen. Continue reading

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Gena Rowlands in Gloria: Gangster’s Ex Wears a Skirt Suit

Gena Rowlands’ costumes as Gloria evocate character through a fashionable capsule wardrobe. Continue reading

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Sandra Bullock in The Proposal: Small Wardrobe, Big Impact

With exclusive insight from costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas, we analyse Sandra Bullock’s low volume, big impact wardrobe in The Proposal. Continue reading

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Full The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Hits: Merry Christmas

Christmas comes early for anyone looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises, as Warner Bros. has just released a full trailer. Continue reading