Blogathons, The Look, Uncategorized

The Story of an Iconic Hair don’t that became a HairDo: Mia Farrow’s pixie cut

The first time I watched Rosemary's Baby I turned to my mom and said, "I want her haircut." And I got it. To be fair, I lacked the lithe elegance of Mia Farrow and still had some baby fat, so the result was not quite what I hoped. But when I was in my mid twenties I… Continue reading The Story of an Iconic Hair don’t that became a HairDo: Mia Farrow’s pixie cut

Blogathons, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

The Princess Bride: As We Wish It

The Princess Bride is a film like few others. It combines fantasy, humour, romance and drama seamlessly. William Goldman’s script sings from start to finish, and Rob Reiner’s direction realises this wonderful yarn with golden clarity.  It tells the story of two lovers, Westley and Buttercup (played by Cary Elwes and Robin Wright), who face… Continue reading The Princess Bride: As We Wish It

Blogathons, Uncategorized

A Match Made in Hollywood: The films of Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock

The Hitchcock blonde has become a part of popular culture, a creature with varying shades of blonde hair, from honey to ice to strawberry, who embodies beauty, mystery, seduction and at times, danger. The actress, however, who seemed to entirely realise Hitchcock's vision of the perfect leading lady for his films, was Grace Kelly. The… Continue reading A Match Made in Hollywood: The films of Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock

Blogathons, Uncategorized

The Pain of metamorphosis: Bette Davis in ‘Now Voyager’

I can't remember how I first discovered Now Voyager. It just seems to have come into my life and never left. There are movies like that. They become lifelong treasures, friends that you can visit whether you're feeling triumphant or lonely. Now Voyager has been like that for me. Whether I'm on the top of the world like Charlotte… Continue reading The Pain of metamorphosis: Bette Davis in ‘Now Voyager’