Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Film Review #3
Title & year: Stage Beauty (‘04)
Director & country: Eyre, Richard : U.K. / Germany / U.S.A.
Genre: Comedic drama
Rate as history: 4/5?
Rate as cimena: 3.5/5
Time: Restoration (1660+)
Religion: Catholic? No details in story
Occupation: actors, king, ministers, burlesque goers
Strengths: Light humour
Other comments: I choose to not review this film in detail. I note that the costume suppliers are: Farani Sartoria Teatrale; G.P. 11; E. Rancati; Tirelli Costumi; Costumi D’Arte; Cornejo; Pompei; Cosprop, Sands; The Royal Shakespeare Theatre; The National Theatre; and Angels.
Interesting extras that include brief interviews about research and design, costumes etc. This is not a historically accurate film, though the setting is. Says the costume designer, “The period is not brilliantly documnented visually, for costumes.So, what is great about that is that gives us artistic license”
Posted by East Indiaman Gone Native at 5:00 AM