Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The pleasant fashion in Pleasantville

A movie we love to watch anytime it comes on television is the 1998 movie, Pleasantville. It received an Academy Award nomination for best costume design (Judianna Makovsky, who also did the Hunger Gamesand we can see why! It's a visual feast of beautiful cinematography as well as fabulous fashion from the fifties.

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Synopsis:
David (Tobey Maguire) and Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) are two siblings who are the stereotypical 20th century high school students influenced by pop culture. They are as different as night and day. David is shy and would rather spend his time watching 1950's family sitcoms while Jennifer is extroverted and would rather watch MTV.  

One evening David and Jennifer are fighting over the remote and break it. A strange TV repairman mysteriously appears and hands them a strange-looking remote that transports them into the black and white1950's family sitcom, PleasantvilleDavid and Jennifer must now pretend they are Bud and Mary Sue Parker, the son and daughter on the show. They accidentally and then intentionally expose living color, art, music, and sex to the mysterious suburb trapped in a black-and-white 1950's utopia, forever changing the conservative, boring, monochromatic town and community. 

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Gingham prints, bow ties, full swing dresses and skirts, pencil skirts, poodle skirts, cap sleeves, peter pan collars, floral prints, Letterman jackets, sweaters, oxfords and penny loafers were brought to life in this classic rendition of the 1950's.

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21 comments:

  1. great post!
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  2. Heya lovelies, thanks so much for reminding me of this movie that I loved to watch when I was younger, and yes, the fifties fashion from the flick was unbelievable! Great pictures, I am going to hire this movie again asap!

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    1. Hi Sam!
      Our pleasure, this is such a great period movie. Thanks girly!

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  3. I like everything about Pleasantville, including the fashion. It was so cool when everyone started to change from black and white to color.

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    1. That was really cool, especially when there were splashes of color with the black and white. So visual pleasing.

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  5. ohhh i wanna watch this! also, thank you for the lovely comment on my DIY tank. I hope you get to try it soon ! have a happy wednesday!

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    1. Thank you girly and your're welcome! We hope we get it try it out too! :)

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  6. Interesting movie. Reese is good in everything!

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    1. It's really good. We love her in anything she does!

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  7. thanks for sharing!

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  8. Love this movie!! I ate up the vintage looks, great post!!

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    1. Thank you Tima! The vintage looks in this movie are really amazing.

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  9. Thanks for your kind comments today :)

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  10. Perfect movie choice! Such great costumes!!

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