costume drama


Garb Week: TV & Film


Just watched this gorgeous trailer for an interesting new film called Belle that promises both 18th century period eye candy, and wrestling with racial prejudices in society. The cast looks very solid as well. Do take a look!

Here’s the summary from the link:
The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Captain in the Royal Navy finds her unique social standing become instrumental in the campaign to end slavery in England after meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son.


In this moment of unity
feeling an ecstacy
to be here, to be now
At last I am free
At last, at last 
to be free of the past
and the future that beckons me

Orlando (Sally Potter, 1992)

Even after four years writing The Cinema of Sally Potter and working on the Orlando archives, I still never, ever get tired of this film or feel less than ravished by it.