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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.

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‘.

 

vintage 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 fantastic 50s glasses.

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.

 

 

New Q in Latest Bond Film wears Two Tone Glasses

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Ben Wishaw is the latest research and development specialist Q in Skyfall 007 and he wears some classic two tone glasses befitting his technical (geeky) occupation.  For special agent geek chic try the Anglo American Byker.

 

 

 

 

Vintage Oval Glasses in Anna Karenina

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Russian classic Anna Karenina has yet again been made into a film.  This version features a screenplay written by Tom Stoppard and stars Kiera Knightley (Anna Karenina) and Jude Law (Count Vronsky).  The character Count Vronsky wears vintage oval glasses appropriate to the period and similar to our Saville Row Oval Padless Gold frames.

 

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Ben Stiller’s latest project is to star in a new production of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  The film is based on the 1939 short story by American author and New Yorker contributor  James Thurber.  Mitty is drawn into daydreams where he performs heroic actions out of character with his everyday exitance.  The story was also made into a film in 1947 which starred comedic actor Danny Kaye.  Stiller wears appropriate vintage eyewear throughout the film and has been aged to play Mitty.  Look out for the film in 2013.