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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 or the Black Eyewear Dolphy.





Ruby Sparks

Friday, October 19th, 2012

This quirky film from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine is an original take on an unconventional love story, starring Paul Dano as Calvin Weir-Fields and Zoe Kazan as his invention Ruby Sparks.  Calvin wears classic frames throughout in true literary style.  While director Jonathan Dayton also wears frames similar to Black Eyewear Woody.




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.



Hope Springs

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Tommy Lee Jones gives a fantastic performance in recent film Hope Springs.  He and Meryl Streep are a couple attempting to put the spark back into their marriage.  They attend an intense weekend of marriage counselling led by Steve Carell (bound to be hilarious).  All three characters are wearing classic glasses similar to models supplied by Roope Vintage. The film is set to release in the UK on 14th September.

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.


The Great Gatsby

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Look out for a new film version of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrman and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Toby Maguire, and Joel Edgerton.  While none of the characters wears specs (at least that we’ve seen so far), the ‘eyes of Dr T J Eckleburg hold great significance as they watch the characters and events from the giant billboard over the side of the  road.  The film will be in UK cinemas this December.

The Rum Diary

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Johnny Depp stars in yet another adaptation of a Hunter S Thompson book The Rum Diary.   This film from 2011 is about an American journalist in Puerto Rico during the 1960s who meets the usual cast of misfits and outlaws and of course the beautiful love interest (played by Amber Heard in this case).  Fantastic retro sunglasses and glasses feature throughout and we’ve got styles similar to these 60s classics.






On The Road

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

When we heard a film had been made of Jack Kerouac’s Beat classic On the Road we were sceptical and sure enough when Walter Salles premièred the film at Cannes recently it did receive mixed reviews.  However, the cast is stellar, including young talent alongside veteran actors, the eyewear a fantastic representation of the 1940s, and we loved Salles’ The Motorcycle Diaries!


Retro 50s Retro 1D CCYS


Black Eyewear Erroll


Moonrise Kingdom

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

You may recall a few months ago we blogged about film director and specs wearer Wes Anderson.  His latest film Moonrise Kingdom is now playing in cinemas.  True to form Anderson yet again uses fantastic vintage eyewear to convey the feel of the period in which the film is set, in this case 1965.  An all star cast including Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand and Jason Schwartzman feature throughout in classic glasses and sunglasses of the time.





Hunky Dory Celebrates the 70s

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Looking for a feel good film that will take you back to the sights and sounds of the 70s?  Try recently released Hunky Dory in which enthusiastic drama teacher (Minnie Driver) Vivienne tries to engage her students by putting on a musical version of  Shakespeare’s The Tempest with contemporary songs.  The film also stars Aneurin Barnard and Danielle Branch whose characters play the lead in the musical and develop a budding romance.   This film will certainly put you in the mood for summer sun and features fantastic retro sunglasses.

Vintage Christian Dior Sunglasses

Aviator sunglasses