“Down With Love” is a film that pays homage to the sex comedies of the 1960s. Starring Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger, the film is a cute romantic about the love that sparks between a feminist author and a chauvinistic journalist. The plot is original and the score is truly unique, and while it was not widely popularized on the big screen, it has become a fan favorite for anyone who loves the sex comedies of the 1960s. All else aside though, here are 5 of the coolest things you’ll find in the movie “Down With Love”.
Barbara Novak’s Apartment. Barbara Novak is the central character in the movie “Down With Love” and her apartment is simply to die for. She has a rather large and spacious apartment that is a white canvas with splashes of pinks, blues, and yellows throughout. Her unrealistic yet beautiful view of New York City that can be seen just off of her large terrace like balcony gives her apartment and air of sophistication and fantasy.
Catcher Block’s Apartment. If you want to see a real bachelor pad, then you want to see Catcher Block’s New York City apartment. His is the ultimate bachelor pad complete with hidden bar, a couch that electronically turns into a bed, record player that sets itself to the perfect volume, and light shades that dim according to his perfect touch. Catcher Block’s apartment is the perfect lady trap and is also known as the place where he seduces women!
The Clothing. If there was one thing that old movies were known for, it was there wardrobe. “Down With Love” is no exception. The pieces are so true to the time period that it is almost unbelievable. Barbara Novak’s wardrobe and costume changes really pay homage to the fact that designers used to put a lot of detail into their designs. There are probably over 7 or 8 costume changes in the movie for each character and each one has its own uniqueness about it; the bottom line is that you are never bored.
An Old Fashioned Telescope. In one of the sexiest and funniest scenes in the movie, Barbara Novak and Catcher Block are seen having dinner in Catcher’s friend’s apartment. In that scene there appears a beautiful old fashioned telescope. You don’t really see those anymore and they are really expensive when you do find them. How the production team was able to find it is a mystery, but that’s why it is included in this list.
Great Music. The musical score for the movie is very reminiscent of the movies that it tries to mimic. The score is an original by Marc Shaiman and features catchy tunes performed by a fantastic orchestra. The theme song for the movie is a Judy Garland number that is actually played in one of the pivotal points in the movie where Judy Garland makes a guest appearance (of course only via old footage).
“Down With Love” is a definite must see especially if you are a lover of 1960s Doris Day and Rock Hudson sex comedies; it is sure to not disappoint.
Source by Sheila Dollarsby