Buh bye, 2016! You’ve been insightful to say the least. Before my mind wanders off again to think about all the good, the bad and the ugly the past year has provided me, allow me to wish you a HAPPY 2017! It’s going to be great year, I’m sure. I have some great projects lined up and now that my divorce is almost behind me, it’s time to pick up right where I left off and get everything going again. The show must go on and damnit it will! I decided to start the 2017 très relaxed though. Doesn’t mean I didn’t spend New Year’s Eve in style – in fact, I decided to stay in bed to fully enjoy my brand-new bedroom and watch At Long Last Love. And you know what? I’m glad I did. This 1975 musical has everything that I like in a movie – it’s tongue in cheek, it’s styled to perfection and it stars both Madeline Kahn and Cybill Sheperd. I discovered this hidden gem when I was watching this Madeline Kahn tribute to Burt Reynolds for the millionth time this Christmas. Everybody SING!
Hilarious, right? So anyway, one thing lead to another and before I knew it I was falling madly in love with At Long Last Love and its great 1920’s-as-seen-from-the-1970’s sets.
In fact, I loved them so much that I decided to share some of my favorite screenshots with you. BTW, the color scheme in many of the scenes reminded me of that Gerard Faivre apartment in Paris I wrote about ages ago, don’t you think?
SOME OTHER MOVIE INTERIORS YOU SIMPLY *MUST* SEE
1 – All That Heaven Allows
Get your tissues out, folks! By the end of All That Heaven Allows you’re going to cry *so* hard. But not before all those amazing Fifties Technicolor sets have totally taken your breath away, of course. And isn’t it great that the entire movie is up on YouTube?
2 – Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
Nous sommes des soeurs jumelles, papapadapapapapa! What’s not to like about this classic pink and white interior from Les Demoiselles de Rochefort?
3 – La Cage aux Folles
This interior from La Cage aux Folles really deserves its own blogpost. It may be over the top, it may be on the border of tacky but you have to admit it’s all done very well.
4 – The Royal Tenenbaums
Did you know I once organized a private screening of The Royal Tenenbaums? That’s how much I love this movie and its bright pink interiors.
5 – Mame
Watching Mame is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s far from perfect but I still love it to bits.
6 – Interiors
Yup, I’ve blogged about Woody Allen’s Interiors before, so sue me. It’s still a classic – and which self-respecting homosexual doesn’t laugh at this movie’s campiest line? SHE’S A VULGARIAN!