|White dresses Netherfield ball: "How profound." I utterly agree. Sounds like a lazy move to me. And WHEN will directors stop thinking they are brilliant by costuming 1920's-set movies in nothing but black, white, silver and gold? (I'm especially thinking here of Bogdonovich's "Cat's Meow", a great film, with great costumes, but for God's sake, women DID wear colors in the 20's !) If they want a black and white film, just do it.|
Period films seem to be difficult to execute these days because you have to try to appeal and relate to the lowest common denominator, which often results in design choices that look weird or ugly to certain of us. That’s why I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Michael O’Connor, because in his films (think mostly The Duchess and Jane Eyre) he does everything accurately which just makes the film so much more realistic and enjoyable for me.