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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {February 8, 2013}

EOF- Get a Grip Gary

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Friday Night: Gonna be a Good One?

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Mark Bridges Masters Vintage Mens Style for “The Master”

The Master” is the best example of vintage menswear I’ve seen in a film since 1999’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, which perfectly captured the post war American leisure society living in Italy during the 1950s.

In the sixth collaboration with director Paul Thomas Anderson, Academy Award winning designer Mark Bridges completely brings classic 1950s menswear and postwar USA back to life in a remarkably new and vital way.

“The idea was not to make it look foreign – like another planet – to the contemporary eye. You just want to make it accessible. It had to tell the story and I love setting things as specifically as possible in a certain time period – that’s why I liked 1950. The story begins right after the war, in 1945. The film kind of suggests that Freddie wandered around until the time when the rest of the film takes place (1950). Things were sort of compressed.”

{SOURCE: Frock Talk}

Throughout watching the film, you can only enjoy the tingling sensation of wanting when seeing some of the great looks they were able to put together for the film.

Whether it’s Joaquin Phoenix’s laid back, baggy, and a little off-kilter looks, or Philip Seymour Hoffman’s more dapper and gentlemanly style, each is a beautiful orchestration of textures, colors, and patterns bringing to life the 1950s in hues of dusty rosy, tans, ocean and emperor blues, as well as deep reds and greens.

One of the most striking features has to be the use of graphic ties, which add a lot of character to both leading men. Their styles are classic American with a bit of a twist.

The ultimate favorite piece has to be Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Mexican/South Western print rayon shirt he wears in the desert with Joaquin Phoenix as they dig up his “life’s work”. A beautiful shirt in that dark green with an amazing pattern- the second that lit up the screen, I was enchanted, and like a zombie in a trance began saying – “Must have shirt…”

Try finding a shirt like that anywhere. Not gonna happen.

It’s the subtle way they all come together that really stand out while watching the film. Each piece seems so decidedly imperfect, or unkempt, as so the realness of the moments really come across. It’s like taking a time machine, while at the same time, the choices of vintage graphic shirts and ties are all things that are readily happening in today’s fashion scene.

“I would do internet research, and find the strangest things, like people would have pictures of their family reunions from 1950, so I would get a look at people to see what “real” looked like. And that always helps, because real is imperfect. I think that’s one of the fun things, to make it work for the character but make it seem real – there’s a level of imperfection. Like, how well did you do it wrong? When I do a fitting, there are people who get really super detailed. Sometimes I will just stop, because it can just look too perfect. There’s gotta be just the right amount of wrong.”

{SOURCE: Frock Talk}

From the gabardine, tweed, denim, shirts, shoes, blazers, ties, sweaters, suits, and coats “The Master” is virtual opus of classic vintage menswear.

Truly we can say that Mark Bridges has indeed mastered his craft, no question about it. Not only is the film a beautiful revival of vintage menswear, it has redrawn the classic rebel archetype in a way that will only grow in its iconography as time passes…

This film was an absolute stand out for it’s take on vintage style, so if you are a fan of vintage clothes and styles as we are, make sure you are adding this one to your list! Also see it if you love movies and are tired of the status-quo….

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Until next time,

{theEye}

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New Trailer{s} for Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film, “The Master” !

We’ve been profiling this film for months now, and finally two more trailers have dropped for this much anticipated film of the year! We are excited to share them with you.

Full of vintage American goodness, these latest trailers definitely help shed some light on this Post War Tale of Tragedy & Paradise Lost, among other things…the entire production looks absolutely fantastic! Artful, perhaps, even a new American classic….

Looks like Joaquin Phoenix had gotten back what many hypothesized he had lost in time to make this film which looks like quite a marvel of magic movie making!

We found some behind-the-scenes shots taken on the set of the film several months ago, as well as noting the story’s similarity (as well as Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s uncanny resemblance) to L. Ron Hubbard, the father of Scientology.

Many rumors are flying, and most people can’t wait! The world’s first glimpses are coming soon right here in our hometown of Toronto, at this year’s annual international film festival. The film will then make it’s European debut in Venice for their annual festival, as well. And with Harvey Weinstein backing the thing, we can’t imagine it flop…

So keep your {EYE} open, and enjoy these quick glimpses into one of the year’s hottest upcoming attractions!

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Trailer for ‘The Master’ Drops!

A few months ago we were excited to find a series of photographs taken behind the scenes of Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest creation, ‘The Master’. Not much seems to be known about the film’s plot, or it’s possible themes. But now that the Weinstein Co. has premiered footage of the film at the Cannes Film Festival (along with Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’), new conversations and buzz has definitely exploded, and propelled the film to the forefront of “Must-See” lists for cinephiles all around the Globe.

And while many of us are not able to make the trip to the elusive Film Festival in the south of France, a tantalizing teaser trailer has dropped full of clues and mystery. Are these men stuck on an island? What is Joaquin Phoenix drinking? Is he crazy?  Well, of course he is!

It will be good to get the full scoop come the end of the year when the film is set for release. One thing is for sure, the good ole’ Phoenix we know and love seems to be back! Just watch how his eyes jitter, and he bites at that dialogue – this might be his most shining moment he’s had in a while.

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This will be Paul Thomas Anderson’s first film since his triumphant 2007 film ‘There Will Be Blood’, exposing the crooked evils of the American Dream bathed in dust, sunlight, and crude oil  (“I Drink Your Milkshake!”).  The film has already left a legacy for Daniel Day Lewis, who won an Academy Award for playing the film’s anti-hero, as well as the dark and dusty American fashions that you can spot today on many runways.  Anderson has never been one to follow the status-quoe , so expect the unexpected with his latest!

Check out the undoubted Paradise Found inspiration in the middle of the teaser! Foresight! We are not Style ORACLISTS, for nothing! Seriously, though – don’t think you won’t be seeing that again this summer!

Fight! Fight! Fight! FIGHT!

Soldiers Having Some Extreme On-Deck Pre-‘Planking’ Planking {Circa. 1940s – Courtesy of The Eye of Faith}.

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American Vintage: Behind the Scenes of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master”

With the Academy Awards freshly behind us, it’s come time to stare the future head on and see what’s patiently waiting in the wings for this upcoming year! One project in particular that seems to have many cinephiles speculating across the blogospher is auteur Paul Thomas Anderson’s (“Boogie Nights”, “Magnolia”, & “There Will Be Blood”) newest venture- “The Master”.

Shrouded in mystery, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix as a troubled drifter who finds himself the right-hand man to Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic intellectual who launches a faith-based organization called “The Cause”. Set in the 1950s, Phoenix’s character begins to question the beliefs of the organization as it grows a fervent following.

Also starring Amy Adams and EOF Favourite, Laura Dern, the film is sure to stir up a lot of conversation with Anderson’s fictional religion “The Cause” being compared to the ever controversial religion of Scientology and it’s prolific rise throughout the 1950s headed by it’s founder, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

Anderson always has critical conversaions to tell about society in his films, and we’re sure “The Master” will be no exception.

One thing’s for certain, however- the staying power of vintage! Looks like on top of the 1950s of “The Master”, there will be plenty of period power this year with films like dirt backroad Prohibition-era “The Wettest County“, Beatnik 50’s “On the Road“, and of course the 1920’s decadent glamour of Bazz Luhrman’s “The Great Gatsby“; all will provide for some new classic vintage American moments!

Everything old is new again. So, if you’re excited for a sneak peak of some vintage American cool in the movies, check out these behind-the-scene photographs taken by Jack Erling on the set of “The Master”. No celebrities, but a great taste at some fantastic period costumes and locations! Makes you think they had a time machine!

Costume designer Mark Bridges won an Oscar on Sunday for his recreation of the silent era in “The Artist”, and from the looks of it he might be running the race again next year for “The Master”!

Enjoy! (Thank you, Blackbook!)

Sincerely,

-The Eye x

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