Oliver Twist (2005) short review

Roman Polanski’s feature version of the Dickens story was definitely entertaining, although Polanski dropped some of the more far-fetched plotlines (and some characters) in order (I think) to make it grittier. FABULOUS average-person 1840s wear in all the street scenes — keep your eyes on the extras. Nancy and Bet wear nice lower class/prostitute wear, although I thought Nancy’s puffy-sleeved red taffeta dress a bit far-fetched.


About the author



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.