Sunday, October 25, 2009

Silver Screen Sunday {Clue}


For the last Silver Screen Sunday of the Halloween season, I'm taking a little look at another of my all-time favourite movies, Clue, which is based on the Parker Brothers board-game Cluedo (known as Clue in North-America).

It has the perfect setting for a Halloween movie - a spooky old mansion in the countryside on a dark and stormy night!
It also boasts a stellar cast including Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean and one of my favourite actors, Tim Curry.


This time I've decided to focus on one aspect of each of the three female leads' costumes.
Madeline Kahn stars as Mrs. White who wears this gorgeous little black, strapless cocktail dress. I found a few that were similar on etsy.

Found here on etsy.

I love the fringing on this one - I've noticed that I've been quite attracted to fringe, lately. Found here on etsy.

Found here on etsy.

She also wears this cute little hat at the beginning of the film (and a gorgeous, tailored jacket that I couldn't find a decent picture of).

Lesley Ann Warren plays Miss Scarlet who does not wear her traditional red in this film (her character, however, is a 'scarlet woman') so I've decided to focus on the fact that she actually wears green and found these two lovely dresses:

Found here on etsy.

Found here on etsy.

Eileen Brennan plays the jittery Mrs Peacock whose fabulous frames I'm rather envious of.

Found here on etsy.

Found here on etsy.

Found here on etsy.

Oh no, that's not the end is it? Well, here's the trailer, which I urge you to watch - this is one of the funniest films I have ever seen and it's a great adaptation of my favourite board-game.



Once again, I hope everyone enjoyed this!

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

9 comments:

  1. I'd forgotten all about this film. It is great ... thanks for reminding me. Cleudo was one of my fave childhood board games.

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  2. Louise: I'm so glad I reminded you about it! =D

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  3. Love the black dresses!

    Missy
    For all things fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  4. I am old as dirt so I remember when this movie came out...my brother and I walked around saying things like "It was Colonel Mustard, in the dining room, with a candlestick" for no reason other than to make each other burst out laughing. Good times ;)

    Seriously, though, this is such a fun post, and those black dresses are WOW!

    Oh, re: Amelia Earhart (on my bloggy), I agree there's this fabulousness to vintage aviation. I love women's exploration/expedition wear (did a whole grad degree around 19th century women mountaineers, with lots of focus on their clothing) I'm actually going as Amelia for Hallowe'en (if our party plans pan out). Another film with great vintage aviation fashion scenes: The English Patient. Okay, this post is ridiculously long. Sorry! xoxo.

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  5. My cousins stopped playing Cluedo with me :( when I was about 13 I decided to adopt a rather scientific approach to solving it - I'd make sure I owned two out of the three cards I was asking about and go in and out of the same room, so that I could narrow down each category one by one.

    I never knew there was a movie though! Will have to check it out!

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  6. Ah! I'm so glad you did a post on this movie--it's one of my all time favorites!!! Tim Curry is the tops, and everything about the movie is perfect for rainy, spooky nights. Oh dear...I must've seen this movie over 10 times haha; I love it! Such a good post!

    xx

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  7. Great Post! I love Clue!! I need to buy this movie!

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  8. This post is too cool for words! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Clue is my second favourite board game of all time (Scrabble wins first place), and I have always really loved the styles portrayed through this classic game in the movie about it.

    I have to say it again, love this post - great work, darling!

    ♥ Jessica

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  9. I'm so glad you guys liked this post! It's good to find other Clue/Cluedo fans =D

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