Editor’s note: This is part of a 37-part series dissecting the 86th Academy Awards, brought to you by the Large Association of Movie Blogs and its assorted members. Nearly every day leading up to the Oscars, at least one new post written by a different LAMB will be published, each covering a different category of the Oscars. Also, every Best Picture and Best Director nominee gets its own post. To read the other posts regarding this event, please click here. Thank you, and enjoy!
I am no expert on Costume Design, and I have only seen three of the films nominated in the category (Hustle, Gatsby and Slave), so for this post, I shall be keeping my thoughts brief.
I’m looking forward to seeing the great Wong Kar Wai’s latest film, and if what i’ve seen is to be believed, it certainly outdoes 47 Ronin in terms of its traditional Eastern clothing, which looks absolutely beautiful.
THE GREAT GATSBY
For a film all about materialism and indulgence, the large fashion hype that surrounded Baz Luhrmann’s passable if unmemorable romance was somewhat hypocritical, if not deserved- as the gowns and suits looked interesting enough to this fashion luddite’s untrained eyes.
THE INVISIBLE WOMAN
I’ve just been informed that The Invisible Woman is in fact a Ralph Fiennes-directed film about Charles Dickens, a British period drama, rather than a Superhero film featuring an attractive woman in a tight costume.
12 YEARS A SLAVE
It’s impossible to argue with the fact that Steve McQueen’s 12 Years did pretty much everything right, including the pitch-perfect costumes, which added excellently to the intense realism of the piece. However, nothing much about this film spoke to me the way other films on similar subjects have (I have spoken about this matter much in the past). Still, I have no complaints…
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