Fashion and movies

Dear followers,

This post is not intended to explain everything that can be said about this classic sixties’ movie, because ‘The Sound of Music’ is one of the best Broadway musicals, a landmark film directed by Robert Wise, one of the best soundtracks of the twentieth century, a story of a family of singers, a love story, a story of resistance against Nazism, one history partially shot on the city birthplace of Mozart … and of course, the story that you personally want to understand. Finally in my opinion I think it should also be highlighted the story of a nun (‘former nun to nanny’) with vocation of dressmaker.
Someone who can design a ‘pinafore dress style’ for the seven boys and girls from the tissue of some old curtains,Β  is a true fashioner.
The character of Mary, conveys a taste for the world of clothing when in the song composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and sung by Julie Andrews, ‘My favorite things’ she sings “warm woolen mittens” or “girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes”.
Here pleasure is to contemplate the magnificent drawings that this designer Dorothy Jeakins, prepared for the main character and for which he won an Oscar.
Excuse the poor english of this blogger. Kindly, Henry.

By Lubalin, Herbert F. - The typography for title

By Lubalin, Herbert F. – The typography for title

By Jeakins, Dorothy - Costume sketch, Maria with a blue head scarf

By Jeakins, Dorothy – Costume sketch, Maria with a blue head scarf

By Jeakins, Dorothy -  Costume sketch, Maria wearing a pinafore dress style

By Jeakins, Dorothy – Costume sketch, Maria wearing a pinafore dress style

Some sketches from the first storyboard 1

Some sketches from the first storyboard 1

Some sketches from the first storyboard 3

Some sketches from the first storyboard 3

Some sketches from the first storyboard 2

Some sketches from the first storyboard 2

A still from the film. Maria with seven children and their new costumes, ride their bikes

A still from the film. Maria with seven children and their new costumes, ride their bikes

By Richard, the composer - The title of the main song handwritten

By Richard, the composer – The title of the main song handwritten

A still from the film. A cute scene of love among male and female goats

A still from the film. A cute scene of love among male and female goats

A still from the film. Maria, the captain and the seven singers

A still from the film. Maria, the captain and the seven singers

A still from the film. Maria playing guitar

A still from the film. Maria playing guitar

One of the many covers of the film

One of the many covers of the film

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26 responses to “Fashion and movies

  1. You touched me you know… memories… To me is also the best musical movie. Classic and eternal…. And the sketch that you brought to us are fantastic… Do you remember when The Captain ( Cristopher Plummer) sings Edelweiss? OMG! I have to watch it again…

    • Hi Mirna, yes I remember, because I have the soundtrack. There is a version by Caetano Veloso of ‘Something good’, so lovely in my opinion. Thanks to that dressmaker that we are now excited with this revival. A million thanks for your comment. See you soon! ❀

  2. Sound of Music is one of my very favourite musicals. It has never lost it’s charm or relevance. πŸ™‚

    • So true Livonne, this play has all and perfect details. But now I can to admire the great Dorothy’s sketches for costumes, so important for the charachter of Maria. She say favourite things and I say one of my most favourite songs of all times. Thanks for your comment. xo

  3. This makes me remember… Wonderful… Thanks…

    • Hello, first of all, excuse my delay. I’m so glad to share some memories with you, but in my opinion I think the essence of that work is demonstrating us through his pictures, music or words, that it is alive yet. ❀

      • Hello! In my world this is not a delay πŸ˜‰
        And o yes… the music, the words is still alive. What i wanted to say was that the pictures made me remember a very special day many years ago… ❀
        Best wishes to you!// Susanne

      • Hi Susanne, I’m so glad that this post is useful for someone who can revive an special moment some time after. I guess you are a wonderful woman and I’m so proud to know your feel. Thanks again, best wishes and see you soon! πŸ˜‰

  4. I have worked on film as costume designer myself, so I’m always fascinated to look behind the scenes at costume designs. Et moi, j’adore ce film! πŸ˜€

    • How fortunate you are, to can work with the unlimited meanings that can have the wide clothing world. Their textures, shapes, colours and touches. I enjoy observing through the history of drawing and painting, the possible hidden feelings that join clothes. Sometimes I’m astonished. Thanks so much for your comment and congrats for your innovative blog. πŸ˜‰

      • I completely agree– the psychological and emotional effect of clothing is so powerful. And the way it’s used in film to express something about characters is, I think, a true art.

      • And working now with lingerie is also so interesting– something hidden under our clothes can make such a difference in how we feel!

      • Wow, thanks! Now I know that’s not my simple intuition, you have the expert affirmation. Best wishes, I’m grateful for your comments. See you soon. ❀

  5. Beautiful post! Do you know that I like it!!!!

  6. Cool costume sketches. Thanks for posting them!

  7. One of my most favorite movies. Thanks so much for sharing.

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