The Claim (2000) short review

I really like this adaptation of Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge, which resets the tale in the 1860s American West. All of the cast are stellar, from Sarah Polley to Wes Bentley, Milla Jovovich, and Peter Mullan. The costumes are mostly pioneer-sensible except for Lucia/Jovovich and the other prostitutes.


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.