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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

 

 

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

 

 

Eyewear in the films of Wes Anderson

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Have you ever noticed the theme of eyewear in the fantastically kooky films of Wes Anderson?  With a penchant for glasses and sunglasses of the 1970s we take a look at the role specs play in a few of his films.

 

Darjeeling Limited

Adrian Brody’s character Peter Whitman insists on wearing his late father’s prescription sunglasses (one of many items of his father’s he has held onto) during his journey of self discovery across India with his brothers who are played by Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson.  To get the look see our selection of stylish vintage 70s sunglasses.

 

Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Bill Murray stars as an eccentric oceanographer, who may remind audiences of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.  Many cast members wear 70s style aviators in this film of man versus beast which was filmed in the beautiful Italian riviera.

 

The Royal Tenebaums

Gene Hackman as disasterous father Royal Tenenbaum in signature specs.  Luke Wilson as Richie Tenenbaum a tennis prodigy who suffers a nervous breakdown and secretly loves his adopted sister Margot (Gwenyth Paltrow).  Similarities exist between Richie and Bjorn Borg, one of these is choice of iconic aviator eyewear .  Also pictured here is Bill Murray as Raleigh St Clair, a famous neurologist and husband of Margot who wears small round metal frames.

Oval Glasses in Hugo

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Billed as the movie to see this Christmas Martin Scorcese’s adaptation of the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a heart warming story of an orphan boy’s quest to solve the mystery rregarding the death of his father and disappearance of his uncle.  The film boasts a stellar cast including Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Ray Winstone, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Ben Kingsley.  Jude Law, as Hugo’s mechanically minded father, wears classic metal oval glasses.   Be sure not to miss this film that is destined to become a classic, in cinemas now.

Vintage glasses in film The Help

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Set to release in the UK on the 26th October, The Help is a film based on Kathryn Stockett’s  book of the same name.  Set in 1960’s Mississippi, Skeeter Phelan an aspiring journalist decides to interview the town’s African American maids and write a book detailing the day to day hardships they face taking care of prominent southern families.  While the film has divided the opinion of American audiences the feel of the 1960’s is undeniable and includes some fantastic cat eye sunglasses and upswept glasses.

Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote can be seen in frames similar to our AA Miami.

Vintage cat eye sunglasses

Two Days in Paris

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

We love the frame styles in Julia Delpy’s romantic comedy Two Days in Paris.  Delpy wrote, produced, directed, edited and composed the soundtrack to the film as well as starring as Marion with Adam Goldberg.  She also cast her own parents in the roles of  Marion’s parents.

 

60s Glasses in Remake of Le Carré Classic

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Gary Oldman stars in the recent film production of  John Le Carré’s  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which will be released in the UK on September 17th.  Reprising the role of George Smiley, originally played to acclaim by Alec Guiness in the original 1970s television series, Oldman wears classic 60s style glasses.