Monday, 15 February 2010

Spirits of the Dead, 1968

Spirits of the Dead is a true 60's take on the gothic stories of Edgar Allen Poe. The tale that does it for me is 'Metzengerstein' starring Jane Fonda, as she attempts to seduce Baron Berlifitzing (played by Fonda's own brother, Peter). The thing that makes Metzengerstein shine for me is Jane Fonda's costumes, designed by Jacques Fonteray. Fonteray was also responsible for costume design in 60's classic Barbarella and so injects the same fetishised almost sci-fi style into this medevil tale. I only wish there were better pictures available. Go and rent/buy!

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