So, the other film with the great set design, vintage costumes and soundtrack I alluded to yesterday: Populaire. French, set in 1958 with Romain Duris of the beat that my heart skipped (one of my favourite films ever) and l’auberge espagnole fame, swoon inducing dresses and interiors on a par with Mad Men. The plot is not a great literary classic, but no worse for it. It’s a romantic comedy about a girl who is a crap secretary but an amazing typist and her ex-athlete boss who coaches her to become world speed typing (a real thing apparently, but I suspect did not quite attract the screaming fanbase it does in the film) champion and of course falls in love with her. Nothing exciting, but bobs along very nicely and I wasn’t bored at any point which almost never happens these days. Films are too long! I think there should be some sort of fine payable for any minute a director goes over two hours.
Anyway, I would highly recommend it if you get a chance to see it. And if not, here are some films stills with some of the clothes, which really make me want to go vintage shopping!