Thursday, January 19, 2017

Movie Review: The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Reviewing old movies for fashions.

Movie:  3 (on a scale of -10 to 10).  A husband and wife have a dysfunctional, abusive relationship and the wife ends up murdered.  Murder mystery ensues.  There is a nightclub involved.  The movie took far too long to get to the murder, and the pacing was slow for my taste overall.

Fashions:  7 (on a scale of 1 to 10).  The women have plenty of excuses to wear spectacular evening dresses.  Also, it's fascinating to see 1940's evening dresses, which tend to be floor-length and cover the arms-- such a contrast from modern red-carpet wear, which often tries to get away with as much nudity as possible.  Watch and ruminate on the question of what makes a dress sexy, if it's not strategic exposure of skin.

In short:  Solid pick for fashions, movie a bit dull.

1 comment:

  1. I had been watching your lists of movies I love the old b&w, but I often dont get to indulge watching them due to time etc and in the opoosite of FOMO my fear is that they will be a fear of time lost!. I have the blue dahlia recorded at the moment so looks like there could be some fashion inspiration.