Belle Movie Review
This movie is so powerful and emotional, that a few people in the audience as well as myself, were moved to tears. I love the fact that it showed each of the character's pivotal points of what life was like for them; dealing with both the political and social struggles of what was considered right and what was considered the norm in English society during that time. A good example would be Dido and her cousin Elizabeth's pursuit for a husband.
Also, from a seamstress's standpoint I loved the costumes. They looked 100% accurate and inspired me to want to recreate two of Dido's gowns. Even the gentleman's costumes looked on point, and really gave me nothing to complain about. Well. . . except for the men wearing powdered white wigs during the court scene. They looked very cheesy.
In retrospect, I really loved this film. I've been waiting since I came across the poster last year, and my goodness, it was well worth the wait. I also love the movie because I've never seen anything like this. As far as I could do my research, she is one of a very small handful of black aristocrats in the world during that time, and you don't see that. I'm still pursuing my research of European black history, and after watching this wonderful movie, I can safely say that I can add this to my library. . . I just hope that the DVD comes out very soon.
Also, a little tid-bit about the pink gown. :)
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