Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The White Countess

So, I am considering trying to rent the 2005 James Ivory direction movie The White Countess, after seeing some stills online.  Not sure how I missed this the first time round but I did!  Apparently it's set in 1930s Shanghai.  Coincidentally, its cast includes two actresses who recently passed: Natasha Richardson and Lynn Redgrave, which might be a bit unsettling to some, I suppose. However, it also stars Ralph Fiennes and Lee Pace, two dashing leading men.  Has anyone else seen this film? Thoughts? Okay, time to drool over the costumes.






















14 comments:

Pixie Drive-In said...

I've never heard of this one! But the costumes look really beautiful.

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Yes! I saw this a while ago and it is GORGEOUS - very "Merchant-Ivory" if you know what I mean. You will love it!

Stefanie Valentine said...

I've never seen this film but the costumes look great.

Carys said...

Beautiful outfits!!! I think I may have to watch this film...
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Nancy said...

Hats! Anything with hats gets major approval points from me. I have to say the red day outfit is my favorite, but the blue gown is a close second. I have never even heard of this movie, but I'm adding it to my net flicks tonight.

Bella said...

I saw this on DVD a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. It's an interesting film and the costumes and scenery are gorgeous!

Lauren said...

Beautiful costumes! Now I want to go find it and watch it!

BaronessVonVintage said...

ALright....off to see if I can get it at the local video store!!! Thanks, all!

1930s Girls About Town said...

Hope you will post a review! Wasn't Natasha Richardson related to Miss Redgrave - her daughter? Or niece?

Andi B. Goode said...

I've never even heard of it - must have a look!
-Andi x

Clara Cupcakes said...

OHHH! I just love movies set in Shanghai in the 1920-1930's. I think it would have been an amazing time. I haven't hear of this movie though. It looks just charming!

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BaronessVonVintage said...

Drat! Our local video store doesn't have it! Not sure whether I want to buy the thing without seeing it (we don't get Netflix here). Maybe someone else who has seen it can review it for us??

BaronessVonVintage said...

1930s Girls: Yes, I recall that there is a family connection there (I think she's the niece of Vanessa and/or Lynn Redgrave....?

Tess said...

I've never heard of this movie! Adding it to my queue now. :)