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The Monuments Men – Trailer

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To save history, they must save peoples culture. George Clooney leads a team of golden oldies, including Bill Murray and John Goodman, as they venture into Nazi Germany to rescue valuable artistic masterpieces before the Reich falls.

Fashion of Film, 40s Style

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Upcoming hit Hyde Park on Hudson documents the first Royal journey to the United States in 1939, as President FDR (Bill Murray) and wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host King George VI (Samuel West) and Queen Elizabeth I (Olivia Colman) for a weekend at their Hyde Park estate in upstate New York.

While there, drama stirs as a love affair unfolds between FDR and his distant cousin Daisy (Laura Linney.) This film provides an inside look into the traditional fashions of the 1940s, as Americans and Brits alike transitioned to a life of practicality and scarcity due to WWII. Take a look at the fashion of film, 40s style.

Leading Ladies: Queen Elizabeth, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret ‘Daisy’ Suckley

Pussycat Bow Blouses: Similar to what we know today as ascot blouses, these feature a fluffy bow and were often paired with a pencil skirt.

Bodices: A two piece garment sewn together, usually consisting of a top and skirt to form a dress.

Novelty/Conversation prints: Developed in ‘’narrative fashion’’ trend, these prints were designed to tell a story as the name suggests. Thru their designs of figures, animals, plants, people etc., the prints were used to elicit random conversation.

Shoes: Oxfords, pumps, sandals and boots. The flat heel was most popular due to its comfort.

Hats: From pillbox to fascinators, the hats worn by women varied to suit each occasion accordingly. Hats ranged in size and were chosen to match in colour with the rest of their outfit.

Pin back updo:  Hair would be curled and pinned back with bobby pins, to create the signature ‘‘victory roll.’’

Red Lipstick: Bold red lips defined the era.

 Gloves: Leather or suede in natural subdued colours.

Pearls: No look was complete with pearls. A sign of style and refinement favoured by the Queen.

 

The Gents: President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and King George VI (Samuel West)

The Suit: Similar to menswear today, the common suit was worn for day, sport or evening in hopes of making the wearer feel ‘‘larger than life.’’

Pants/Trousers: The 1940s brought wide legged trousers with a straight cut and centre crease that ran down the entire length of the pants. Brits favoured cuffed legs. Most came in muted colours like blue, grey or brown or striped.

Dress Shirt: Out with detachable collars, hello to those attached. Wide, sharply pointed and pocket less, complimented by soft solids or stripes.

Jacket: These could be tailored to each man’s style, thanks to the variety of pockets available. Most were double breasted with padded shoulders and a wide collar to produce a well fit.

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Hats: No man’s wardrobe was complete without a black or greyfelt fedora.  Several adaptations of the traditional fedora followed, such as the Homberg and the Tribly.

Pocket Square: This silk square also known as a handkerchief functioned merely as a decorative accessory to the suit itself.

Cuff links: Art deco was sweeping the nation. Monogrammed solid gold cuffs were also popular.

Ties/bow ties: Neckties came in solid colours as well as two or three colour wide stripes. Bow ties came out at formal events, such as a trip to visit the President.

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Be sure to catch all the drama and laughs when HYDE PARK ON HUDSON comes to cinemas 1 February 2013.

Top Bill Murray Moments

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Viewers across the UK are anxiously awaiting the February premiere of Golden Globe nominee, Hyde Park on Hudson. Hollywood A-Lister Bill Murray portrays U.S. President FDR in 1939, as his most prominent love affair with cousin Daisy unfolds amid a Royal visit to his Hyde Park estate.

Murray’s presidential take reflects his eclectic range of performances, from all-time great Caddyshack to televisions screens every Saturday night as a fan favourite on Saturday Night Live. In celebration of his Golden Globe nominated performance in Hyde Park on Hudson, we give you our favourite Murray moments.

Caddyshack (1980)

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‘‘Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It look like a mirac…It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!’’ Perhaps one of the most quoted lines from one of the most quoted movies of all time comes from Murray himself. Thanks to this raunchy 80s comedy, Murray will forever be known as the goofy greenskeeper with a dislike for gophers, Karl Spackler. Look out for Murray the next time you play a round, as this real life amateur golfer does his best to get it in the hole on the course.

Ghostbusters (1984)

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Just one of many Murray performances in a film regarded as classics, Murray shines in this ensemble comedy as the sleazy and cynical Dr. Peter Venkman. After their Columbia University research funding depletes, a trio of Parapsychology professors begin a career in spectral investigation and removal. Several of the film’s best lines come from Murray, sparking curiosity in the idea that Murray’s onscreen talent emerged via improvisation. More than 25 years later, Ghostbusters is still a blockbuster hit.

Groundhog Day (1993)

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Pennsylvania weatherman, Phil Connors (Murray) finds himself reliving Groundhog Day over and over again while discovering the possibilities of life, love and everything in between.  This light-hearted comedy shows Murray as he transitions to a more reserved style of humour.  Viewers are invited to celebrate an American tradition as Murray lives life like there’s no tomorrow. Literally.   Groundhog Day was named by Bravo as one of the ‘‘100 Funniest Movies.’’

Lost in Translation (2003)

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Murray earned his first and only Oscar and BAFTA awards (to date) in Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation. An actor playing an actor, Murray is Bob Harris, a washed up actor on the brink of a midlife crisis offered big bucks to film a whisky commercial in Tokyo. Along the way, he develops a friendship with a young newlywed (Scarlett Johansson) as they attempt to transition through life together. This film is quite significant as Murray received some of the best reviews of cinematic career. Plus, his ‘‘More Than This’’ by Roxy Music rendition never gets old.

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

Hyde Park on Hudson showcases Murray as President FDR, as he hosts the King and Queen of England at his Hyde Park estate for the first Royal visit to the States. The film takes a look at the President’s relationship with his multiple lovers, including wife Eleanor and distant cousin Daisy. Director Roger Mitchell said the film’s future was dependent on Murray agreeing to be the character of FDR. Not only did Murray play the role, he delivered a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance in a musical or comedy.

You can catch all the drama and laughs in Bill Murray’s latest movie, when Hyde Park on Hudson comes to cinemas 1 February 2013

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Hyde Park on Hudson – Trailer

The trailer for this historical drama starring Bill Murray and Olivia Colman gives you a quick glimse at the drama teeling the tail of President Roosevelt’s affair with his distant cousin.

If it looks like your kinda thing, it hits cinemas on March 1st! 


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