Sunday, July 25, 2010

cinema style: the big chill

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Last night I watched The Big Chill (surprising that it's taken this long when there has been a copy on our shelves for the last 15 years) and was left feeling not only a desire for a replica group of friends (this is no reflection on my own, you'll share my thoughts if you've seen the film) but also for the men's wardrobes. Jeff Goldblum's glasses, William Hurt's gold wristwatch, an array of shirts in moleskin and soft cotton, beige windbreakers, toffee coloured chinos and the creme de la creme; the matching running trainers the 8 characters wear in the middle of the film.

The gospel according to Kevin Kline, Tom Berringer, William Hurt and Jeff Goldblum sadly implies these get ups look better worn with broad shoulders, clean shaves and hairy arms, so male readers should especially take note. Don't mistake this as statement as a promotion of gender specific clothes; those of us without adam's apples should absorb these details too and while at work I've noticed hoards of brown tapered trousers which perfectly emulate Big Chill bottoms.

You can watch the trailer below but I'd recommend you save yourself as it's one of those annoying types that gives away the best lines and moments before you've even watched it. There are cheap copies over at Amazon (click here if you live in the UK) (or here for US) if like me you're living a frugal lifestyle..

6 comments:

Emma said...

Love this post. This is one of my Mum's favorite movies, she's been nagging me to watch it for years. I think I might just have to !!
x

MrsBossa said...

Great post! Whet my appetite, too, with your talk of chinos and, er, Jeff Goldblum - it's on the download!

Pixie Drive-In said...

I've heard good things about this movie, and I have a teeny celeb-crush on Jeff Goldblum. I'll definitely have to give it a shot now!

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All Women Stalker said...

I have not seen this. I really should.

Aisha said...

I love that you're always giving us innovative ideas with your posts. Now, gotta get my hands on a copy of that movie.

MrJeffery said...

i love this movie!