Sunday, April 29, 2012

Silver Screen Sunday {The War of the Worlds}

As you may have noticed in my latest 'finds' post I bought myself a copy of the 1953 The War of the Worlds. I then promptly watched and fell in love with it. I am by no means a sci-fi aficionado but I do love 1950s and 1960s sci-fi films (even though I sometimes forget which ones I've seen when the plots/titles are very similar...oops) so this was right up my alley. Plus it's in glorious Technicolor.

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The War of the Worlds directed by Byron Haskin, 1953

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Oh and there are some pretty cute outfits, too! Which is why I'm posting about the film here.

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I don't like wearing brown all that much (or at all, really) but I loved this outfit that Ann Robinson wore at the beginning of the film. I especially love the contrast detailing on her turtle-neck sweater. I also love the casual clothes that Gene Barry (who is quite the dish) wears in the movie, too.

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There were some great western-styled fashions in the square dance scene! Looks at these shirts!

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And there was so much plaid. I approve!

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You can't see it too well but check out the print on that pink dress! I couldn't tell if it was of bows or stylised butterflies.

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Ann Robinson's blue and white square-dance outfit was very cute. And I love the yellow and black plaid shirt the fella in the front is wearing.

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I love the pale pink number in the background. This was the only decent shot I could get of it, unfortunately.

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I loved Ann Robinson's make-up in this, especially her pink lipstick as I'm looking for the perfect shade of pink to adorn my lips at the moment. I went out to find one the other day but forgot and bought comic books instead. Hmmm.

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This blue dress is probably my favourite piece from the film - unfortunately this is the only decent shot I got of it! I think the blue looks lovely with the brown of her scarf tucked into the pocket and her brown loafers, just barely visible here. I'd also love to do this as a costume one day...especially as I'd wear the dress anyway.

You can read my general review of the film at The Sofa Cinephile - I'm not sure about doubling up on posts like this but I feel like it might be a nice way I can focus on the clothes of the film as well as other elements without either post getting too long (though I've just realised how wordy my other post is...eep!). It probably won't be too often that I double up on posts but hopefully it's not annoying.

Andi B. Goode


  1. Simply loverly! Thank you for the screenshots, as always :)


  2. It's been so many years since I last saw this film (I was, at most, maybe eight at the time), and I'd thoroughly forgotten just how lovely some of the outfits in it are. Terrific job on picking up - and sharing - that point, as well as your thoughts on this great sci-fi classic with all of us.

    Tons of hugs & cheerful wishes for the week ahead,
    ♥ Jessica

  3. This is one of mine and my siblings favorite movies! We used to borrow it from the library and watch it over and over again. They do have some great outfits. I particularly like her hair.

  4. Yay, you have a cinema blog too! I love how you are posting about the clothes here, too :) And yep that pink dress is amazing!


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