Moliere (2007) short review

Don’t hate me, because I know a lot of you liked this… but I found it dull. There are two years “missing” from the historical record of Moliere’s life, and the film’s idea is that he was recruited to teach a pretentious bourgeois to act… and in the process ends up in the plots of many of his later plays. The point is, the actor playing Moliere had BAD WIGS and annoying teeth (strangely, in the behind the scenes interview he was kind of cute), and the women’s costuming didn’t really excite me (it was okay, with a bit too many patterned brocades and some weird choices — like the bourgeois’s love interest’s gowns fit less well than the female extras in the same scene).

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Kendra

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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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