Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Costumedramarama! - The Night Watch
It has been a very busy few days but full of fun and friends.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending a screening at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, my friends had a ticket to The Night Watch, an adaptation of Sarah Waters novel about tangled love lives during the Blitz, and I jumped at the chance. Thanks gals!
The story centres around Kay, played by the wonderful Anna Maxwell-Martin, who cuts a lonely figure striding the streets in her masculine clothes. It begins in 1947 and works its way back to 1941 showing Kay's various lovers, her friends and their family as they struggle through the war, with their sexuality and with the pains of falling in and out of love.
The costume is wonderful, I found myself getting terribly overexcited about various suits and hats. It is always good to see a period drama about the working classes as most centre around upper class society with extravagant wardrobe choices, I definitely found it refreshing to see a more everyday style.
The series should be coming to the BBC soon and is most certainly worth a watch.