Bullets Over Broadway (1994) short review


A hilarious Woody Allen film (with the benefit of him only directing, not acting!) set in the 1920s. John Cusak stars as an up and coming director who manages to get his play financed when moll Jennifer Tilly’s gangster boyfriend puts up the finances. Just about everyone is hilarious in this, especially Diane Weiss as the older but glamorous leading actress. Nice 1920s costumes, with a range (for women) from Tilly’s tasteless glitz, to Weiss’s dramatic glamour, to Mary-Louise Parker’s (as Cusak’s girlfriend) regular girl clothing. Male costumes span from Cusak’s regular guy to Chazz Palminteri’s gangster outfits.


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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.

One Response

  1. hcripley

    Yes, excellent costumes, great cast and a fab soundtrack too. Only wish is was not a Woody Allen flick, I’ve changed my opinion of him of late, and not for the better.