Film Muse: "3 Women" (dir. Robert Altman)
Hey guys. Another Film Muse post but this time we are bringing it back to the '70s with Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall in the film "3 Women" directed by Robert Altman. The first time I watched this movie I fell asleep (I was really tired), but the second time I was actually conscious and I really enjoyed it.
If you haven't seen the film, its basically about a bonked out girl (Spacek) who ends up working in a nursing home and befriends her future roommate (Duvall). The film voyeurs into their odd friendship in a tight knit small town. The whole movie has this eerie soundtrack that doesn't seem to be placed in correctly until you realize that Sissy Spacek is in the movie so some fucked up shit will probably happen in the near future.
I'd like to give a shout out to the person who did the styling for the film. Duvall's character always wears the cutest southern bell meets 70s-newlywed-hot-housewife outfits. I loved her yellow outfit and how the pieces were meant to be warn as a set. Why don't we do that now? Ahh, right - Cosmo would call it too "matchy-matchy". I also wanted to mention the twins that probably shared one line. Their matching walk, outfits, hair, DRINKS, just added to the eeriness of the town. And of course, Spacek's modest pastel pinks and long braids perfectly describes her character- the younger sister type that would probably steal your clothes once you went to school. Also, I have to say I'm really vibing the '70s hair. Amazing.
Overall, from an aesthetic point I really liked this film. The colors, the closeups, and the setting made everything work so well. The story can draw long for us 21st century viewers, but stick around for the movie - if anything for at least the styling.
Anyways, thats it.