November 18, 2016

Throwback - Modern films set in 20th century

I've noticed some of my favorite TV shows and movies are ones set around the 20th century, with that peaceful cinematography of long shots over the countryside or city with saturated clothing colors set against pale faces. The homes are decorated with wallpaper or with bare cream plaster, but never white paint. Minimalism is kicked out to the curb and onto its ass, because in the time of new inventions and progress, who needs to think about paring down items into the five black pants and ten white t-shirts. Yet at this time, so many still cared about their well-worn closets, stitching and hemming, because they knew that the things they own should be well-taken care of. There's also always a gramophone somewhere playing Bohemian swing or soft jazz. And the ladies all wear hot rollers for a good curl.

Without further ado, here's my list. More recommendations always welcome :)


Chocolat (2000) - french countryside, chocolatier, and a single mother 

Coco Avant Chanel (2009) - single lady being a boss, beautiful fashion

The Hundred Foot Journey (2014) - Charlotte Le Bon and the floral night slip of my dreams

Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) - a fashionable delight

TV Shows

Agent Carter

Peaky Blinders

The Time in Between (also a novel)

A tiny aside for books

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson -
this was such a cinematic book, set in the 1940s, a girl who restarts her life every time she dies

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