Re the styles of dresses, I still have to chuckle at the 18th C interpretions in films of the '20s-30s where the gowns have dropped waists. In an earlier production of W&P the fashion tone is Audrey Hepburn all the way. It seems that one can peg the date of the film release by the tweaked styles that give a nod to contemporary fashion. Other interesting film studies are the costumes for Victoria and Albert and Dr Zhivago.The latter spawned a popular contemporary Fashion..the Maxie dress line.
behalf of Katy Bishop <katybisho...@gmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:53 AM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost] Costumes in "War and Peace" I don't see it as snarking either, the costume stills I've seen look particularly bad, especially for what one is used to seeing for BBC period productions. But the one shoulder evening dress, so odd, looks so modern and harsh, good for a ballroom dance performance. On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 4:18 AM, Kate Bunting <katembunt...@gmail.com> wrote: > I wasn't snarking, merely asking for information. I thought the bare > shoulders were wrong for the period, even as "extreme" fashion, and wanted > to confirm my opinion. > > Kate Bunting > > On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 9:50 PM, Lavolta Press <f...@lavoltapress.com> > wrote: > > > Oh sure, I just don't understand why some people think it's so much fun > to > > get together and tear someone down. Which is really what's happening in a > > lot of those discussions. Some feel snarking is off limits with people > they > > know, but the movie/TV industry is fair game. > > > > Fran > > > > > > > > On 1/5/2016 1:14 PM, annbw...@aol.com wrote: > > > >> If we all liked the same thing, there would only be vanilla ice cream, > as > >> they say. > >> > >> > >> 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. > >> > >> Fran > >> Lavolta Press > >> www.lavoltapress.com > >> > >> > >> > >> 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 > >>> > >>> > >>> _______________________________________________ > >> h-costume mailing list > >> firstname.lastname@example.org > >> http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> h-costume mailing list > >> email@example.com > >> http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume > >> > >> > >> > > _______________________________________________ > > h-costume mailing list > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume > > > _______________________________________________ > h-costume mailing list > email@example.com > http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume > -- Katy Bishop, Vintage Victorian katybisho...@gmail.com www.VintageVictorian.com Custom reproduction gowns of the Victorian Era. Publisher of the Vintage Dress Series books. _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list email@example.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume