Sunday, 24 July 2011

Film: Manhattan
























































































































































Woody Allen's Manhattan, 1979

Recently I have been inspired by films of the late seventies and eighties; Meryl Streep in Kramer vs Kramerand Out of Africa, Diane Keaton in Annie Hall. Last night I watched Woody Allen's Manhattanand was inspired by Meryl Streep's long skirts and tucked in silk shirts, Diane Keaton's tweed blazers paired with shirts buttoned all the way up and Mariel Hemingway's combination of loose fitting striped shirt with a man's pull over draped over the shoulder. A must see.

What films are inspiring your style?

(photographs: imdb via my tumblr)

11 comments:

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  2. basically any woody allen's movie is inspiring in terms of style, even his less successful (than annie hall and manhattan, for instance) ones like stardust memories or deconstructing harry. also, antonioni's movies have been pretty inspiring for me (those cropped trousers and cashmere sweaters monica vitti wore in "l'avventura"!), and polanski's as well (francoise dorleac in "cul de sac", catherine deneuve in "repulsion", and, of course, mia farrow in "rosemary's baby").

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  3. Meryl looks beautiful. As much as I love and am inspired by menswear, I just can't do it in a Diane Keaton kind of way. But on her it works.
    Movies are my biggest aesthetic influence when it comes to fashion. I think I always being trying to recreate Star Wars and Addams Family FOREVER. Even though I don't care for the movie, I'm inspired by the style of the character Rapheal in The Brave, not so much for what he wore, but for the way he wore it. And then Dorian Grey too.

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  4. It's funny how when I watched Manhattan and Annie Hall I wasn't so impressed by the clothes then - just didn't see them on me. But looking at them now they suddenly seem just right. That said, my favourite films for fashion remains The Talented Mr Ripley, and Sliding Doors (Gwyneth Paltrow was at some point for me the modern Grace Kelly). I also love Thelma and Louise.

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  5. as much as i dislike woody allen, his films of 1970s NYC are quite stylish and timeless. Meryl Streep looks gorgeous!!

    i love The Royal Tenenbaums and Lost in Translation.

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  6. So funny...I posted my movie inspiration the other day and I agree anything woody from the 70's is perfection! check out my post here:
    http://fortyovertwenty.blogspot.com/2011/07/movie-inspiration.html
    I love your blog!!
    Kim

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  7. I liked Audrey Hepburns outfits in Roman Holiday, the flowing skirts and simple style which is relaxed but elegant. I loved it when she had all her hair chopped off too!

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  8. That's one of my favourite films as well. In general terms, 60's and 70's films inspire me a lot: from Belle de Jour to Quadrophenia.

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  9. I love this post! I bought Annie Hall the other day online, can't wait to finally see it!
    There are lots of movies that inspire me (style wise)! A few of my favourites are: A Single Man, The Royal Tenenbaums, The dreamers, La Belle Personne, Bonnie & Clyde everything by Goddard and Truffaut etc.

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  10. Hemingway is sooo pretty in this film.

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  11. great films and awesome choice of photos!
    I'm a huge fan of the late 60's and 70's decade.. wish I had lived those times! my style follows that decade.. I always add up something a bit janis joplin, a bit twiggy or eddie sedgwick, stevie nicks or liz taylor... have you seen barbra streisend's outfits and turbans in the movie "funny lady"? I'm digging all those turbans!
    great post!

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