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You Deserve the Best of Everything!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

I haven’t done a movie screencap post for ages!  This is The Best of Everything, the 1959 Hollywood adaptation of the excellent 1958 novel of the same name by Rona Jaffe (you might remember it from Mad Men). The movie is visually wonderful, but imo dramatically soulless, so I would recommend giving it a read instead. Depressingly, it recently got itself a bit of a reputation for being “the original Sex and The City”, but don’t let that put you off…

(screencaps by me, copyright belongs to Twentieth Century Fox)

Crimson / White

Monday, April 16th, 2012

A while ago I saw The Crimson Petal and the White and made some screen caps as I went along, as I often do when watching something visually appealing. Fellow illustrators, do you do the same? I like to use them as references for sketches sometimes, you get some really nice lighting as well as great facial expressions and costumes. Anyway, I was cleaning up my hard drive, came upon these and in a moment of extreme procrastination edited them ye-olde-Victorian-stylee with a bit of help from Exposure.

The mini series was on last year and if you missed it, you’re missing out (but there is a DVD). The cinematography is gorgeous and atmospheric (the original was obviously in colour) and the casting is banging. If nothing else, you get a four hour jaunt through flawless Romola’s many hairdos, which is a treat in itself.

But let’s not start talking about how much I love Romola, or we’ll be here all day…

Caps edited by me, with respect to the BBC who own all Copyright to the original production.

South Riding stills

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Just a quick note, because I watched South Riding on iplayer and capped these as I went along. It’s the first episode of the three part drama about a fictional Yorkshire town in the 1930s (and I shuffled the stills, so there shouldn’t be any spoilers!). I had heard mixed reviews, but I thought it was a promising start. Anything to help fill the void between now and the return of Upstairs Downstairs and Downton, right?

All copyright belongs to the BBC!