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Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

La La Land

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Winner of seven Golden Globe awards, recent film La La Land has captured imaginations.  We love that one of the main characters is a jazz pianist with dreams of opening his own jazz club.  Although the film is set in modern day Los Angeles it has a very vintage, very 1950s, feel to it.

Youth

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Paolo Sorrentino’s new film Youth is packed full of fantastic frames.  The writer/director himself wears a frame identical to the Black Eyewear ‘Chet‘.  All the lead characters could have been accessorised by Black Eyewear; Michael Caine in a pair of glasses ever so similar to the ‘JayJay‘, Harvey Keitel in the twin of our ‘Dexter‘ sunglasses and Jane Fonda looks ravishing in bright yellow sunglasses reminiscent of the ‘Paloma‘.  If vintage is more your style try our Aviator ‘Captain‘, closest frame to Harvey Keitel’s optical glasses.

 

Light tortoiseshell glasses

Light tortoiseshell glasses

Tortoiseshell sunglasses

large cat eye sunglasses

Metal aviator glasses

Metal Combination Frames are ‘Legend’

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Tom Hardy stars as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray in new film Legend about the notorious East End gangsters.  Distinctive metal combination frames help to differentiate the look of the two brothers.  For a similar vintage original frame try the ‘Altor‘ or for a more contemporary look the ‘Roy‘.

 

vintage metal combination glasses

Metal Combination Glasses

 

Saving Mr Banks

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

We enjoyed Saving Mr Banks, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks as P. L. Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Walt Disney, the film depicts the meeting of the two children’s giants during the film production of her novel.  The film features typical eyewear styles of the late 1950s.  Definitely one to watch!

Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers arrives in L.A. greeted by a bespectacled Paul Giamatti in glasses similar to Black Eyewear ‘Buddy

Rush

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Director Ron Howard’s latest film Rush is due in cinemas from September 13th.  Following the rivalry between racing drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt the film’s release coincides perfectly with Goodwood Revival (where we will be exhibiting at Stand 139) and features fantastic 1970s style sunglasses, aviators of course!

Chris Hemsworth (as James Hunt) wears a Carrera frame.  If you like the look but are looking for something more affordable try the Black Eyewear Konitz.

Carrera 5467

Black Eyewear KonitzBlack Eyewear Konitz

Grace of Monaco

Friday, March 15th, 2013

2013 will see the release of a film about Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity in the 1960s while Monaco faced a French invasion.  This unofficial biography is sure to cause controversy.

Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III.  Both actors wear vintage glasses and sunglasses.  Grace Kelly wore both Oliver Goldsmith and Francois Pinton eyewear however those in the film look very much like the Black EyewearPeggy‘.

 

Made in Dagenham

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Today is International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate than with a film all about equal rights for women with, of course, a few vintage glasses as well!

Made in Dagenham a dramatization of the 1968 strike which took place at the Ford plant in Dagenham. Female sewing machinist workers walked out due to pay inequality.  Successful, the strike directly resulted in the 1970 Equal Pay Act.

Starring Sally Hawkins, Rosamund Pike, Jaime Winstone, Andrea Riseborough and Miranda Richardson, it is Bob Hoskins as union rep Albert Passingham whose glasses really stand out as spot on 1950s/60s in the film.

Made in Dagenham will be shown on BBC 2 Saturday at 9pm.

Pitch Perfect

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Musical comedy Pitch Perfect caught our eye due to the amazing selection of sunglasses featured on its film poster.  We offer a variety of vintage sunglasses styles to suit every diva’s personality!

Hitchcock

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

With Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife Alma the film Hitchcock, in cinemas now, is sure to be great.  It follows the course of their relationship throughout the filming of Psycho.  Scarlett Johansson stars as Janet Leigh and Toni Collette gives a fantastic performance as Hitchcock’s secretary Peggy Robertson.  All three leading ladies wear fantastic vintage glasses and cat eye sunglasses.

 

 

 

Hyde Park on Hudson

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Hyde Park on Hudson is a film about the love affair between FDR and Margaret Suckley and is based on her diaries.  The story centers around the weekend in  1939 when FDR was visited by the King and Queen of England in upstate New York.  With a touch of comedy Bill Murray portrays FDR and wears wonderful pince-nez glasses.  This British production has a stellar cast and will be released in the UK on the 1st of February.