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Fashion and Film Friday: Film Noir

Friday, September 17, 2010

 This week's Fashion and Film Friday will cover a few of my favorite film noir flicks. Film Noir movies are dark dramas usually centered around crime and mystery. Classic Film Noir movies came out in the 40's and 50's. Our lovely femme fatale character came from the film noir genre.

There a lots of excellent examples out there and many are available through Netflix. Do share your favorite title in a comment below. These film noir classics will whet your appetite for dark dramas and they're all fantastic examples of femme fatale fashions.

The Maltese Falcon 1941 - (1941, John Huston) (Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor)





Double Indemnity- (1944, Billy Wilder) (Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson)





The Big Sleep - (1946, Howard Hawks) (Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely)





Gilda - (1946, Charles Vidor) (Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready)





The Postman Always Rings Twice
- (1946, Tay Garnett) (Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway)




We'll be wrapping up Femme Fatale Week tomorrow with a fabulous giveaway featuring Wiggle Perfume. Stay tuned.....

9 Responses to “Fashion and Film Friday: Film Noir”

  1. oooh! - I don't know what I like more: the "postman"-outfit or the "gilda"-style! Very pretty, indeed!

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  2. Thank you so much for making all days these week feel so mysterious and dangerous. My favourite outfit amongst the ones you proposed is the one from the Big Sleep.

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  3. I love the collages you've put together! And such great films!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  4. very very cool and creative. If I may suggest one addition to the Double Indemnity collage: an ankle bracelet. It's key to the allure of Stanwyck's character's gams ;)

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  5. "Laura" is a good one. It's actually one of the first old detective movies I ever watched, and my name is Laura, so I couldn't say no :)

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  6. As always, beautiful presentation, Brittany! Fab movie choices, wonderful outfits!

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  7. I have been dying to see Gilda! Maybe this weekend I will actually sit down and find time to watch it :)

    ~Kate~
    http://vintageinamodernworld.blogspot.com/

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  8. I have really enjoyed your film noir week, and great movie choices! Other film noirs I can thoroughly recommend is Leave Her To Heaven with Gene Tierney, which is one of my favourite films in general and Build My Gallows High with Robert Mitchum.

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  9. Lauren Bacall looks amazing in The Big Sleep and Humphrey Bogart was great as always, but I have to say I found it really convoluted and confusing. I'll have to watch it again.

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