This Movie Costume Monday is a bit late..opps! But at least I am posting it while it is still Monday. ;) I had to take a run into the fabric store this morning...so the computer work was put off a bit.
So without further ado here is this weeks feature.
I happen to really like Charles Dickens stories. However, I have never really ever liked the story Great Expectations. I always found it a bit...lacking, simply because I hadn't seen a version that I thought Pip was well casted in.
With that being said..I thought the most recent version that was on Masterpiece Theater was excellent! Really good, I actually enjoyed the story.
Gillian Anderson did an amazing job as Miss Havisham. (I always like her as an actress anyway) but she made the character...creepy, pitiful and almost romantic. As a viewer you felt sorry for her. Yet, there was a dangerous element to her that you never really trusted.
Her Costume was perfect!
The general decay of it over the years really showed. As the years went by you could see that gorgeous wedding gown become gray, torn and covered in mildew.
The makeup artist outdid themselves as well! Miss Havisham was almost pretty (in a ghostly way) at the first of the film, but then became such a level of decay and disarray that she looked like the walking dead.
If you want to watch the complete series it is now online! So check it out here. All the costumes very nicely done. Each person in the film has a unique look.
*Side note: David Suchet did an awesome job playing Jaggers! Really great.
Do you have a favorite Charles Dickens Story?
I am not sure if I have a true favorite, but I enjoy all of his so far that I have seen/read. Such a dark time, but somehow he was able to capture a sense of real life during a London that no longer exists.
Thanks for reading!