Monday, 8 August 2011

What A Way To Go (1964)

This zany black comedy is a visual feast to me, it has the most OTT set designs and costume changes nearly every scene which always pleases me. It stars a host of Hollywood stars; Gene Kelly, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Paul Newman and the lovely Shirley MacLaine.  The actual film is rather silly but it is good fun to watch. 

The basic premise is that every man that Louisa May Foster falls for (MacLaine) ends up mega rich but drops dead, ever the widow she is always searching for that true love who can give her a simple life. But simple is dull right?






















I would like all the above ensembles please. For those of you have seen the film did you enjoy it?


12 comments:

  1. I love Shirley MacLaine.She is just SO adorable!
    It's a fab film,silly is good.I love the unapologetic escapism/ditziness of films like this.Robert Mitchum is so fabulously manly,and I really,REALLY want to red/wht number,the yellow,the OMG SILVER SEQUIN number and the pink number,thanks.

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  2. I haven't seen this one yet, the costumes look fantastic... I'l add it to my list!

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  3. Helga: I love Shirley too and I am always partial to some Mitchum! Yeah the costumes are amazing, the silver and pink are my favourites.

    Dial V:Oh you must see it just for the clothes alone!

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  4. Oh, gosh, yes, I loved this film! It was so silly and fun and I loved the ending. But most of all it made me want pink hair quite badly!
    -Andi x

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  5. Oh my glad it is not just me if I had strong hair I would definitely have it pink at least once in my lifetime, maybe when I am 70 and it is all grey hah x

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  6. This looks fabulous! Definitely my kind of silly...

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  7. Gahh, all the clothing looking absolutely incredible! <3 I love the teased hair, and I am simply obsessing over the pink coat!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  8. cool!!!


    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  9. I'd forgotten about this one! I remember being pleasantly surprised by it. I love a dark comedy, though. And the clothes are fabulous!

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  10. Ahh! Another great pick! The costumes are just one after another perfect! And although Gwen Stefani had a lot to do with my dying my hair pink throughout high school, it was also that Louisa! (and Zandra Rhodes, who pulls off being an older lady with pink hair marvelously!) Zoë x

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  11. Lauren: Yeah it is very fun, and the clothes are so gorgeous.

    Zoe: Oh I am a hardcore Gwen fan I persuaded my mum to let me bleach the front of my hair blonde when I was eleven so I could look like her hah. And she is the reason why I go into wearing red lipstick! x

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