Flanderian

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Of course, we need only go back to the genuine article from the '50's, '40's or '30's (Anyone remember #1 son?), but among the contemporary crop, what stands out? Spare me Metropolitan, claustrophobic and dull with colorless characters.

My money's on The Good Shepherd. A pretty good film with, with very good clothes. True to life. Quality clothes worn by quality people. A treat for the eye.
 
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EastVillageTrad

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We've had discussions on this before, check the search function.

Opinions vary, I am kinda up in the air...
 

tonylumpkin

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Morgan Freeman's character makes a pretty good trad appearance in "The Dark Knight".
 

Sartre

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Just saw a re-run of The Accidental Tourist, pretty good trad garb in that movie.

tjs

P.S. On Metropolitan: how dare you! Claustrophobic, yes, but hardly colorless characters.
 

Zot!

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Not exactly conteporary, but after the 60's, would be Body Heat from '81. A lot of searsucker and other southern/summer trad staples. Kathleen Turner in her white dress, while not exactly trad, is also nice to look at. :devil:
 

AldenPyle

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Though I loved Barcelona , I can't say I liked Metropolitan that much. I basically agree with Flanderian. Claustrophobic was kind of the point, but the lead actor and the (very cute) actress who played Audrey Roget were stiff. Especially, after Eigemann leaves the scene, colorless is pretty on the nose. Probably, if I had seen it when I was younger, it might have meant more to me and surely its better than St. Elmo's Fire or other John Hughes kind of stuff.
 

Flashy

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"The Good Shepard" was a bit disappointing all around. Far better was TNT's production of Robert Littel's novel, "The Company". Great costumes, geat acting byt Alfred Molina and Michael Keaton as Jim Angelton. And Chis O'Donnell is just all around move convincing as the all-American, boy scout type, than Matt Damon.
 
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