Sunday, November 7, 2010

Silver Screen Sunday {The Man Who Cried}

Sally Potter’s Orlando has been on my ‘to-watch’ list for a while now – ever since my art history lecturer insisted I should see it – but it was The Man Who Cried that I finally watched first.

The film tells the story of a young Jewish girl who, after being separated from her father in Soviet Russia, grows up in England. As a young adult, she moves to Paris (shortly before the beginning of World War II), and then flees to the United States when the Nazis move into the French capital. 
Taken from wikipedia article.

This film is so visually beautiful I didn't know which images to share with you and which to leave out! (In fact, it struck me, whilst watching this film, that I’ve yet to see a movie directed by a woman that looks anything less than amazing but that's another thought entirely). Here are a few for starters:

Show Girls



This film definitely appeals to the magpie in me - lots of shiny, glittery things to look at!

A couple of pretty, shiny things from etsy...

From fabgabs



christina dresses one

Lots of lovely dresses and other daywear, too! I felt these two pieces from etsy fit the costumes of the film very well:

make up

Cate Blanchett's make-up was absolutely gorgeous.

A few extra of my favourite screencaps (you can see more here, including at least one of Johnny Depp):




So many of the shots look like they've come straight out of the pages of a high fashion magazine, don't you think? I spent a good deal of the movie thinking 'I want to take photos that look like this!' It was the last film on which cinematographer Sacha Vierny worked (he also did 8 Femmes, another stunning film and one of my all-time favourites - I did a post on it here.) And the costume design was done by Lindy Hemming, but I must admit I know very little about costume designers; she's worked on quite a few films that I love, it seems.

I've been meaning to do this post for weeks - I just didn't know what to write about this film! So, I shall just leave you with the scrummy visuals. Actually, a quick question: when I do manage to do a Silver Screen Sunday post, are you more interested in me keeping to costumes (which I don't have all that much to say about except for 'ooh' and 'ahh') or would you like at least a brief review of the overall film? Any comments appreciated!

Andi B. Goode


  1. How funny, I only watched this film on Friday night and absolutely loved it. I agree with you and recommend it highly. Not only is it a very touching story, it is also just so beautiful to watch. Great performances by all actors.

  2. How funny, I watched this movie on Friday night and absolutely loved it. I can only recommend it to everyone as well. It's not only beautiful to watch, the story is very touching and all actors' performances are amazing.

  3. Oh my Gosh, how have I not seen this film? Cate looks delicious in these screen caps.

  4. oh wow, i've never even heard of that film, it looks amazing!!!

  5. I love that film. The soundtrack is superb too. Think I know what I'm doing this afternoon!

  6. Love that movie! Haven't seen in years. And i love, love Cate!

  7. I had never even heard of this, I definitely need to watch it! It looks incredible.

    I think if you have an opinion on the film you should feel free to share it - I like reading blogs because they are by real people with their own thoughts, so don't feel you have to limit your chat to only being about clothes x

  8. Gorgeous! Oh man, I need to look this one up.

  9. sad movie. I haven't seen it in so long. Always loved the fashion!!!

  10. Wow! Great post! That stripey suit is to die for. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Oh, by the way, you'll love Orlando.
    I watched it during my dark days and it really made an impression.
    It's really interesting how women had no say back then and Orlando has to deal with all the changes.

    I love The Man Who Cried too. :)

  12. I'm not sure if I commented on your blog on this film before (you might have mentioned it at some point) but I absolutely love it! Jonny Depp as a gypsy 'prince'! Ooooh... and I liek pretty kuch everything else too. It's not the greatest film on earth, but I like it's atmosphere.


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