I must admit, I have a bit of a thing for jackets… especially military-style jackets with epaulets, soutache, etc. So naturally, when I see a film with great costumes of this sort, it becomes a “Jacket Movie”!
For an example of a Jacket Movie, let’s start with an older film: the re-make of The Prisoner of Zenda (1952), starring suave Stewart Granger and silken-voiced James Mason… and also starring a plethora of dashing uniforms!
Now that’s a Jacket Movie!
Other examples of Jacket Movies from older cinema include The Charge of the Light Brigade (both versions, although I always favor anything with Errol Flynn):
and The Duellists:
And from TV adaptations, we have The Melancholy Hussar:
and Sharpe’s Rifles:
…and there’s more to come next week, on more recent Jacket Movies!