I watched Brighton Rock the other night. This is the 2010 film adaptation of the Graham Greene novel. I was excited to see it partly because of the cast--Helen Mirren, John Hurt, and Sam Riley, who was fantastic in Control. I was also interested because of the setting, which for this film is Brighton in the early 1960s, with the mod and rocker riots as a backdrop. Well, the movie is okay, not great...but the fashions and setting did not disappoint. (I apologize--my screencaps are not the best. But you can click them to see them a bit bigger.)
Black dress with white ruffles on left? Be mine!
As much as I loved the mod fashions, Helen Mirren has the best wardrobe in the film. Her character dresses in a style that is alternately demure and bombshell. She looks fantastic in all of it.
I also became slightly obsessed with this pretty pale yellow confection of a dress.
Gorgeous cinematography. I could totally see myself visiting English beach towns in the autumn and fall.
Best shot of the film.