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Fashion and Film Friday: Changeling

Friday, December 10, 2010



This is kind of funny- I have never seen this movie. Apparently, Changeling is based on true events and is about a woman who is reunited with her missing son and soon discovers that the child is not her son after all. When she contacts authorities to explain that the child is an impostor, they claim that she is not fit to be a mother and that she is crazy.




Friends and family members of mine have seen it and said it's a very good movie but that I really shouldn't ever watch it because it's really messed up and I probably won't be able to handle it without crying my eyes out. So, I'm not watching it, ever! I think I would have nightmares for weeks.

You can read more about the plot of the film and the true events behind it here I've seen pictures from the movie and the costumes are incredible. Since this is a fashion blog anyway, I figured we'd just stick to the costumes without me having to be scarred for life!  Plus, I'm paranoid enough about my children as it is.







Changeling is set in 1928 L.A. The gorgeous costumes were designed by Deborah Hopper who worked on last week's Friday Night Fashion and a Movie, Chaplin as a costume supervisor for the women's department. I love the mixture of fabric textures, the accessories and of course,the use of faux fur and lots of greens! I hope that you enjoy pics of Hopper's stunning 1920's creations.

 



16 Responses to “Fashion and Film Friday: Changeling”

  1. The fashion in this movie is great! Having said that, it's probably a good thing that you're not watching it. It upset me and I don't even have any kids.

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  2. Yes, it's a deeply sad and tragic movie--what's worse, it's based on a true story. Still, I totally agree that the costumes were exquisite (in a true-to-real life sort of way). Thanks for posting these pics of my favourite outfits!

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  3. Oh, this is a movie for a weekend that will go to the waiting list, no doubt. So, I will rise up with swollen eyes and no explanation at work, LOL.

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  4. That movie was really good, but really disturbing like people said. Being based on a true story made that part even worse, I think :\

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  5. I hope you di watch Boardwalk Empire BTW. I think you would enjoy it.

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  6. Hmmm, I thought Jolee played such a "cold" Mom, it was unconvincing, completely. And I watch a ton of movies, so was surprised she was so bad in this.

    Having said that, the fashions were wonderful, and the story, yeah, difficult.

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  7. This movie was harrowing and I think you're right - watching it as a mum would have been even more harrowing.

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  8. It is quiet scary that the events of this movie were really not that long ago. Women who were a bit "different" were considered crazy, such as the prostitute in the assylum. There is a Cold Case episode along the same lines. There were many levels that disturbed me in regards to this movie....but they sure made it pretty with the costumes. ~smirk~

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  9. I'm a big horror and thriller fan and I really loved this one as a period piece. More than just the fashion, the whole set design sucks you in. Even the neighbourhood she lives in is so very vintage in the exterior shots.
    It is a story that stabs you in the gut, but the pain gives way to the sweet sweet aesthetics.

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  10. This was SUCH a good movie. Yes, sad.. but it was so good... I probably watched it 3 or 4x (having nothing else to watch on tv).. but it was THAT good that I could sit there multiple times glued to the tv.

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  11. Thanks for the indirect reminder to watch this movie. I've heard so many good things about it and have long been a fan of 20s style, but still haven't seen it.

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  12. This movie was utterly heartbreaking, most moving film that I have watched this year for sure. It's not often that I get moved by a film I can tell you that!

    I also loved the costumes in this film too.


    Leanne.

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  13. I adore that coat with the fur. These are all gorgeous, actually... I'm going to have to see that movie - I enjoy a good cry every so often.

    By the way, I'm doing a Giveaway right now too! Stop by a take a peek - there might be something you like...

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  14. I couldn't watch it. I read about the true story first, so no surprises, just to prepare myself because I wanted to see the beautiful costuming. But I couldn't get halfway through it. Too disturbing by far.

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  15. No...Mrs. Britney NEVER WATCH IT!!!! This movie really made me feel powerless. Its horrible to watch this poor woman go through the loss of her son. One question that always lingered in my mind is what did this man want with all the kids that he kidnapped.

    What is worse is that there is still sick people out there like him......He got wht he deserved!!!! ok I need to thing happy thoughts.....

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