“This is the one who’s blind. She’s the one that can see”
Following their daughter’s death, an English couple seek a fresh start in Venice. Soon however, the wintry mist latches onto them with no chance of escape. Full of seaweed and dust, Don’t Look Now is a film of its time. Yet it makes its mark thanks to the care of its artistic direction, its two actors of irresistible beauty and charm, and their perfectly chic clothes.
A work of grief, the film’s costumes reveal it rather as a work of ghosts. Very little black, a little red, a lot of brown – tweed-clad Englishmen, too elegant for this dying city.
For him: beige and brown V-shaped decorative pattern obtained by reproducing, after i More suit, camel cashmere v-neck, taupe and navy Glen Urquhart tile pattern overlaid with a window tile patte More, flared trousers, an yellow-orange-red a colored plaid of varying sizes typical of the Celtic peopl More scarf, a midnight-blue three button overcoat in heavy continuous growth fiber of animal origin (alpaca, camel, Kas More, a flat rectangular watch, a sudden death in a cathedral.
For her: thick submariner rollnecks, snow-white wool polos, a black-and-white the dogtooth is a dyed woven pattern with geometric shapes r More suit, nutmeg boots, belted raincoat, a herringbone polo-coat, a belief in the third eye.
For good measure: a shady priest with a fur collar, Graeme Clifford’s editing, the haircuts.
Though Nicolas Roeg’s talents have known better uses, Don’t Look Now deserves a careful watch for its Venetian apex: it is impossible not to love woolen fabric, more or less rustic, woven with multicolored More after watching it.
- HITCHCOCK’S MEN« Few words, to outline the men who punctuate his films. »
- DON’T LOOK NOW« revealing as work of ghosts, a little black, a little red, a little brown – tweed-clad Englishmen, too elegant for Venetian apex »
- THE WHITE JEANS« birth of the white jeans; from a disregarded choice to enticing youthfulness and cinematic appeal »
- THE BEIGE SUITS« the suits that populairzed the urban wardrobes by lightening the silhouettes, complimented by a contrast colored tie »