If we all liked the same thing, there would only be vanilla ice cream, as they 

Ann Wass

-----Original Message-----
From: Lavolta Press <f...@lavoltapress.com>
To: Historical Costume <h-cost...@indra.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 5, 2016 2:17 pm
Subject: Re: [h-cost] Costumes in "War and Peace"

I gave up on snarking at movie costumes many years ago.  Movies are 
fiction. They are not documentaries, they are not meant to be 
educational, and they are not made primarily for viewing by historic 
reenactors. In many, much of the history itself is, at best, speculation.

I don't watch movies for the costumes. I watch them to see whether it's 
good drama and looking for things to criticize just spoils the drama.  
When I want solid information I look elsewhere. And really, some of the 
Facebook discussions sound just like catty little junior-high girls 
gleefully tearing down each other's clothes.

Lavolta Press

On 1/5/2016 2:59 AM, annbw...@aol.com wrote:
> Some of my Facebook friends are following. No one shoulder bare, or many, 
> many, other things. I know it's theater, but even allowing for that, seems 
> very weird. My opinion is, even though it is a story, it is based so firmly 
> in a historical time and place, it seems downright strange to go off on such 
> flights of fancy. Wonder if there will be a "making of" wherein it is 
> explained?
> Ann Wass

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