Monday, December 7, 2009

1920s movie "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond"

Everyone on the mailing list for Revamp Vintage will have received an email about a new movie based on a 'lost' story by Tennessee Williams (of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire fame).

The storyline of this 'rediscovered masterpiece', I have to say, does not look new: Rich, young and rebellious heiress hates her life of prim and stuffy society balls, and sets her sights on hunky yet poor working-class boy. Cue Romeo-and-Juliet style courtship of 'a love that could never be' ... or could it?

You know instantly from the uber-cheesy voiceover on the film trailer that you'll be able to count the cliches in this movie:

"She was an heiress to a fortune, rebelling against a world of privilege that could not accept her... [sweeping orchestral music]"

However, stodgy plot points aside, the costumes look fabulous, 20 of which were made by ReVamp Vintage especially for this film - fans of 1920s coutoure should add this to their must-watch list.