with a tag line such as:
Some things never change.
and quotes of following variety:
I say, this could be rather fun. I could even make up fashions. If I can’t get Archie Shwert to wear suede shoes within a month, you can call me Diedre in public.
Yellow suede shoes.
Oh, Nina darling! You are a genius! And green bowler hats.
it is no wonder this adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies is inspirational.
(if not as a good example, then at least as a warning)
in it a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930
run around in race cars, flapper dresses, and sometimes in drag,drink obscene amounts of champagne, have baby grand piano afterparties, with some white powder on top, talk in rarified british accents and have names such as Agatha and Miles, and Nina, and Ginger Littlejohn and someone is actually credited in closing moments as the “man taking cocaine at the party”
the book is deliciously evil (also recommended: Brideshead Revisited, for those Waugh purist among you)
and the movie makes for a good coctail party fodder, especially in the ever capable Stephen Fry’s hands.
dry and dirty like the best martini.
pearls and top hats encouraged.