Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ack


Movies in which characters dress in curtains:

1. The Sound of Music. It's okay 'cause the movie is quintessentially hokey. Plus, Maria is totally a curtain-ripping, guitar-strumming, convent-leaving rebel. Roar.

2. Cinderella. Again, allowed. It's a Disney movie, for chrissake. And let's face it - when mice and birds can sew a gown more quickly than Christian Siriano, no one cares that they used the window drapes.

3. Enchanted. Clearly allowed, since it's a parody of Disney princess movies. Not to mention that the resulting dress was adorable.

4. Lifetime's Coco Chanel.

That's right, you read correctly. Picture me, mouth wide open with shock, watching as a badly cast Coco Chanel spends a minute tearing apart a dress, pairing it with a piece of her own curtains, and talking solely in quotes from the real Chanel. Yep, the movie was that bad.

Oh, and did I mention the mystery of the ever-disappearing, horrifically fake French accents? And the stiff, terrible acting?

Then again, I must commend Shirley Maclaine for keeping a straight face while spewing out more quotes in a single breath than most people hear in a lifetime. Bravo, weirdly Americanized Coco!

Final consensus: Watch only for laughs.

13 comments:

WendyB said...

Ha! That's great. I didn't realize there were so many examples.

lady coveted said...

oh dear, you missed the biggest movie of them all... gone with the wind!
http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/gwtw/wardrobe/curtain/curtchoose.html

i'll never go hungry again!
:)

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Carbon Couture said...

The curtain dress - a DIY I will NEVER attempt. I'll leave it to the professional seamstresses and Hollywood costumers.

I'm sad to hear the Chanel movie was awful (though I knew it was coming). I'm hoping to catch a re-run sometime later this week.

Kori said...

wendyb - Never underestimate the power of a curtain-dress scene in a movie...

lady coveted - I've read the book, but unfortunately I have yet to see the movie. I'll have to remedy that.

anonymous - I know it's so bad, since i was urging everyone to apply, but I never ended up applying myself. Too much on my plate. I'm disappointed, though.

carbon couture - Well, the movie has a certain charm, I'll give it that. The clothing was certainly quite nice. It was the script/acting that killed it.

cohners said...

oh the chanel movie wasn't that bad! yeah the acting was horrible and her french accent did disappear, but it was great to see all the fashions and how she made herself into an icon.

christine said...

yeah..that Coco movie was baaaa-aaaad. I tried to get into it, but it was just a little too off-putting that Coco suddenly picked up an American accent and YES, the QUOTING! They tried to jump through 50 years in a couple hours, it just doesn't work.

Nice and Shiny said...

Lol good post! It made me smile :)

Anonymous said...

lol, at least it was made for lifetime. But hey, at least we still have the French version to wait for(with Audrey Tautou) . :D

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