ever-so-plucky:

This Dress Is So Important: Cecilia’s green dress, Atonement (2007)

"She felt sleekly impregnable, slippery and secure; it was a mermaid who rose to meet her in her own full-length mirror." -Atonement (Ian McEwan)

“Joe said the dress had to be green, we really didn’t know why.” -Jacqueline Durran (costume designer)

A complex amalgamation of silk, organza, and chiffon in various greens, Cecilia’s dress was meticulously designed by Jacqueline Durran with considerable input from director Joe Wright. The striking color was achieved by layering several fabrics as Durran could not find an existing hue to suit her purposes. This method of construction also served to allow the gown to shift shades between scenes and reflect Cecilia’s emotional state, from anxiety about Robbie’s arrival (a brighter green) to lustful ardor during the library sex scene (a darker jungle green.) Other notable design techniques included incorporating a ‘30s-style knot to represent Cecilia’s virginity, and cutting slits in the dress so that Cecilia would disturbingly resemble a pinned grasshopper while engaging in her passionate rendezvous.

Durran had full knowledge that the dress would not be a faithful representation of the era’s fashion trends, working under Wright’s instructions to avoid a stuffy, dated look. Instead she focused on the inconsistencies of the character’s childhood memories, which allowed her to create a less historically accurate and more fluid look that emerged as a combination of ‘20s and ‘30s designs.

In order to make actress Keira Knightley appear nearly naked whilst wearing the gown, the fabric was kept as fine as possible–so fine, in fact, that it tore several times while filming. Four of the widely-hemmed, flowing skirts and ten of the bodices were kept on hand for reparations.

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bookorithms:

A celestial map from 1708.
gallifreyanpanicmoon:

strictbeauties:

worldofmy-own:

Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.
Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is important

Thank you Tilda

Okay, I have friends who don’t support gay marriage but even they agree what is going on in Russia right now is atrocious!

Se puede!

gallifreyanpanicmoon:

strictbeauties:

worldofmy-own:

Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new homosexual propaganda bill. And she wants everyone who can to reblog it in solidarity.

Guys please reblog this, it won’t ruin your blog, this is important

Thank you Tilda

Okay, I have friends who don’t support gay marriage but even they agree what is going on in Russia right now is atrocious!

Se puede!

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Mino

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preppycollegeguy:

Marilyn knew what was up

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- I don’t want to leave.
- So don’t. Stay here with me. We’ll start a jazz band.

Lost in Translation (2003)

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theacademy:

Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman

RIP

msophiapr:

The first movie poster for “August: Osage County,” starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, has been released


AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Hasta ahora, una de mis favoritas…

msophiapr:

The first movie poster for “August: Osage County,” starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, has been released

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Hasta ahora, una de mis favoritas…

americanhustlemovie:

Congrats to the cast of American Hustle for winning Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards!


AMERICAN HUSTLE (2013)
Tremenda!

americanhustlemovie:

Congrats to the cast of American Hustle for winning Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards!

AMERICAN HUSTLE (2013)

Tremenda!

aposteraffair:

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto


DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (2013)
Buenísima! Notables roles de Matthew McConaughey y Jared Letto. Un MUST de estos Oscars. 

aposteraffair:

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (2013)

Buenísima! Notables roles de Matthew McConaughey y Jared Letto. 
Un MUST de estos Oscars.