Willem Dafoe, Garrett Hedlund, Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell/Photo © Prada/David Sims
Who better to present Prada’s new line of nineteenth-century-inspired menswear than the very actors who you might have already seen trotting around in period garb? Film actors Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe, Jamie Bell, and Garrett Hedlund bring modern drama and grandeur to frocks that might otherwise look like they belong in your community theater’s costume closet.
People on Twitter are reveling in the fact that you can drastically change a movie’s plot just by dropping one letter from its title. Many of the results seem like creative improvements, like “Finding Emo” or “Dude, Here’s My Car,” but some magically evoke already existing movies: “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dad” is clearly just an alternate title for “Mrs. Doubtfire.”
In the spirit of the ridiculous board game adaptation trend, Vanity Fair has some tongue-in-cheek predictions as to which classic toys will make the leap to the screen next summer. Having seen Angelina Jolie descend many a staircase, I think Slinky is definitely the role she was born to play!
Did you know there are two different movies in production about Alfred Hitchcock and the women in his life? In anticipation of these, author and social critic Camille Paglia has written a brief, mesmerizing analysis (PDF link) of the director’s well-known obsession with (and problematic treatment of) the cool blondes that populated his movies, such as Tippi Hedren, Grace Kelly, and Janet Leigh.