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)
The silver medal goes to….
The Young Victoria (2009)
And the bronze medal to….
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
An honorable mention is also awarded to the following (although it is not as recent):
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:
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):
And although not a “jacket movie” overall, Mirror Mirror does boast one fine example: