Jacket Movies, Part Two

A while back, I did a post on older “jacket movies”, and promised to follow up with one on their contemporary counterparts.

(Just to re-cap: as a costumephile, I use the term “jacket movie” to designate films with lots of eye-catching jackets – generally 19th-century military ones with braid, epaulettes, etc. – something I’ve a personal fondness for!)

So, here are three jacket movies of a (more) modern vintage:

The gold medal goes to….

Vanity Fair (2004)

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The silver medal goes to….

The Young Victoria (2009)

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And the bronze medal to….

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

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An honorable mention is also awarded to the following (although it is not as recent):

Persuasion (1995)

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And while The King’s Speech is not a “jacket movie” per se, there is a rather extraordinary jacket that deserves to be included here:

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I should also mention the Sharpe series, which I included in the first post. The show first aired in 1993, but the later episodes are just as jacket-y. Here are stills from Sharpe’s Challenge (2006) and Sharpe’s Peril (2008):

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And although not a “jacket movie” overall, Mirror Mirror  does boast one fine example:

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4 thoughts on “Jacket Movies, Part Two

  1. Wow! How beautiful! I’ve seen all these films and loved the costumes — how nice to see them displayed so nicely on your site!

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