|Good Morning, Barbara Kent! WHAT third wall?! Things I want to know: 1. Where can I get that|
dressing gown? 2. How does she style her her long hair into a flapper bob? I NEED TO KNOW! Source
Next, I was surprised by the 40 minutes of exposition. I think my attention span is longer than average, but I was restless toward the end of the introduction. I CAN HAZ PLOT? But the 1920s fashion kept my attention. I love cloche hats, flapper hair, and men in suits!
After Mary and Jim declare their love at the beach (check out those precious matching swimsuits!), they are separated by the crowd. With only a snapshot taken at a photo booth and each other's first names, will they ever find each other again, or was their idyllic chance meeting an accident that wasn't meant to happen? Watch Lonesome to find out!
|Those hats! That corsage! Her expressive eyes! His insouciance! Oh, vintage love. Source|
Mary and Jim meet at Coney Island and fall in love in a single afternoon. These scenes are silly, and the silent acting is practically jazz hands over-the-top, but it's strangely touching. Because we know these characters are so eager to meet someone with whom they connect, their quick romance is sweet and believable, even though it's unrealistic. The tinted Coney Island landscape adds to the unreal romantic effect.
|Source - CriterionCast|