Saturday, June 4, 2011
Walk, Don't Run
Walk, Don't Run is one of my favourite movies. It takes place in Tokyo in 1964, where there's a shortage of housing because of the Olympics. Three people end up sharing a small flat and various complications ensue.
It stars Cary Grant in his final screen appearance and, in addition to being quite funny, I love the decor of the apartment they share and mid-sixties styles are a perennial favourite. When I watch movies I tend to pay a lot of attention to the sets and the costumes of people in the backgrounds of the shots. And this one has a lot of quality stuff going on costume-wise: trench coats, plaids, peter pan collars, crewneck sweaters, boxy jackets, scalloped hems, bangs and topknots. Excellent!