Costume in Cinema: 18th Century

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  • Reply Nicola Keegan September 14, 2012 at 7:50 am


    I think your wensite is top class! Very well done! Amazing work.


  • Reply Susan March 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    GREAT list, but why haven’t you included Barry Lyndon (1975)? Those costumes are the height of authenticity.

    • Reply kendra March 24, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      Susan: because, to my shame, I’ve never managed to watch it!

  • Reply Annie June 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Just the list I’ve been looking for. I am reading a book that takes place in the 1700s, hence I am in the mood for a bit of visual media during the same time period. Don’t the 1980s Scarlet Pimpernel. Perfection!

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  • Reply Michael L. McQuown February 28, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I was looking for just this column because this week I had seen “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Amadeus,” and “Barry Lyndon” (which had gotten raves for its costuming and an Oscar nomination)
    But I have a question about the little screen: Last episode of “Sleepy Hollow,” several of the Continental Army officers, including Capt Ichabod Crane, were wearing these odd hats, wide brim with a cylindrical crown, of a type I’ve never seen before, and I’ve been in Philadelphia since 76. Any ideas? Since they coulad have more easily put them in tricornes, there seemed to be a point to it (but not to the hat).

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