Sometimes, we forget how much we love to do the little things in life that make us happy. My last two months have been consumed by non-stop nursing clinicals, courses, exams and written assignments. This has left me with minimal time to watch my favorite films in addition to posting on my blog. I decided it was time to make this a priority alongside nursing school, as it serves as a great stress relief. As my two biggest passions are nursing and classic movies, I decided to incorporate both aspects into this post.
The name, Edith Head is synonymous with the ideals of classic Hollywood glamour. She created some of the most breathtaking costumes that ever graced the big screen. For decades, she was one of the most sought after designers in the land of film. This innovative and dedicated woman created outfits that remain unsurpassed in the decades since her passing. Drive and creativity allowed Edith to leave her make on an industry that she loved, and carved out a place for herself in film history. Below is an article written in 2009 addressing the Edith Head film series regarding her costume collection that was being featured at the Museum of Fine Arts. The article was written by Christopher Muther for the Boston Globe. Though, this exhibition has concluded, the article itself features unique highlights of her illustrious career. Following the article will be a select few of my personal favorites of the fashion genius….Miss Head.
Film noir is a genre possessing a rather vague physical description. This is due to the fact that it is hard to formulate words for a specific feeling that is generated. Generally, it can be characterized as having a dark, mysterious plot, often involving a narrator, femme fatale and obvious sexual tension. When these elements are combined artfully, it creates an atmosphere that is filled with suspense, drama and emotion. The men and women who star in these films, often bring the depths of their characters to life, showing the flaws that exist within human nature.