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La Dolce Vita Meets New York Jazz and Beat Scene: Jude Law in The Talented Mr. Ripley

It begins with a Princeton jacket and an innocent identity mix-up. Tom Ripley (Matt Damon), a working class young man, wears one when he fills in for a friend who has had an elbow injury and can’t play the piano at a high class party. The party is given by shipping magnate Herbert Greenleaf and […]

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Fashion & Film: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

“Don’t shop anything – make everything!” Wes Anderson wanted designer Karen Patch to, as much as possible, design and build all the costumes exclusively for the movie The Royal Tenenbaums, which celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year. The film-maker is known for placing a high importance on the visual aesthetic of his films, and costumes […]

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Four Frames: The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)

Criticisms of Wes Anderson’s filmmaking often centre on a lack of warmth and humanity, as if his style is a façade and that emotional content is something that is neglected or ignored, willfully or otherwise. But this doesn’t ring true; in this, his third film, the story reaches an emotional crescendo that the design, cinematography […]