There has been some controversy recently about Education Secretary Michael Gove’s proposal to exclude certain American literary texts from the English Literature GCSE syllabus. One title bandied about is Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.
This classic story will be adapted for the stage and presented at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 28 August 2014 – 13 September 2014. Here we speculate about those featuring in this stage production.
Have you seen BBC Two drama Top of the Lake? We spotted director Jane Campion, in a film about the making of the TV miniseries, in some very stylish glasses and sunglasses along with her co creator Gerard Lee.
Gerard Lee’s glasses are like the very traditional Saville Row.
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.
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.
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 that are very similar to Black Eyewear Dexter. 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 eyewear similar to Black Eyewear Quincy. Also pictured here is Bill Murray as Raleigh St Clair, a famous neurologist and husband of Margot who wears small round metal frames.
Design is important to us at Roope Vintage and is evident in our collection of vintage and reproduction glasses and sunglasses. Design also runs in the Roope family.
London design group Hulger has won awards for its eco friendly light bulb, Plumen. The world’s first designer low-energy light bulb was co-designed by Nicholas Roope, son of Robert Roope. Here he is wearing fab retro Anglo American Princeton glasses while demonstrating the versitility of the Plumen!
If you are, have you noticed the fantastic vintage glasses. If you are not, you must tune into this great serial drama directed by Martin Scorsese set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era. Here are some retro frames similar to the eyewear seen in the show.
Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic Saturdays 9pm. Don’t miss it!