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Last update: 2012-11-25

Michael Hirsts's The Tudors

2012-11-25 :: The Frock Flickers
Length: 1s

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Henry VIII and a whole bunch of bad rental costumes ... and it only goes downhill from there! This time we record our discussion AS we watch episode 1 -- the horror!…

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Charles Shyer's The Affair of the Necklace

2011-06-21 :: The Frock Flickers
Length: 53s

Fabulous 18th century costumes plus bad casting makes 'The Affair of the Necklace' (2001) a contradictory endeavor. Listen as we analyze the costumes, praise Adrien Brody's towel, and ramble on about historical underwear.…

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Mira Nair's Vanity Fair

2008-09-28 :: The Frock Flickers
Length: 53s

Regency England gets an Indian flair in this adaption of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. But this isn't just another Bollywood-ization -- the Indian themes are carefully woven into the story and visual effects. This could be the anti-Austen with nary a dull muslin gown in sight.…

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Wait, Wait, Don't Frock Me

2008-05-10 :: The Frock Flickers
Length: 33s

Instead of watching a movie, we quiz a live, studio audience about costume trivia! Tune into the gang at Costume-Con 26, where we boldly went where no historical cosutmers had podcasted before. NPR fans, frequent eBayers, and Showtime snarkers may get a giggle out of this episode.…

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Justin Chadwick's The Other Boleyn Girl

2008-03-11 :: The Frock Flickers
Length: 1s

Ah, the great clash of history versus historical fiction! A best-selling book that toys liberally with the facts of Henry VIII and the two Boleyn sisters gets blown up on the big screen. Is it even more historically inaccurate than the novel? Does it matter? You may be surprised at what we think...…

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Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth

2007-10-21 :: The Frock Flickers
Length: 1s

Is the Virgin Queen really a virgin? Does it matter? And check out the pants on that studly dude who'll later be flying around in a police call box. Bollywood meets Shakespeare in England's first golden age.…

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Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette

2007-09-04 :: The Frock Flickers
Length: 59s

A metaphor of 1980s consumer consumption and post-punk isolation, plus hardcore costume porn. Remember, what happens in Le Petit Trianon, stays in Le Petit Trianon.…

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Neil Jordan's The Borgias

1969-12-31 :: The Frock Flickers
Length: 51s

Power and intrigue at the Vatican during the Italian Renaissance. Listen as we geek out on shoes and eyeglasses, discuss historical body ideals, and bemoan the shy guys!…

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Ever watch a historical movie and wonder "what the heck are they wearing?" We've studied the real clothing, and we love to pick apart Hollywood's idea of historical costume. But it's not just about history, it's also about symbolism, style, and more. Join us in the theater to talk about fabulous films, fantastic costumes, and what it all means.

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