If you ever watch a modern film set in the 1930s or 40s and compare it with the old black and white films of that era, there is one really noticeable difference. It’s the way the actors carry off wearing a hat.
The modern actor looks either self-conscious or affected, whereas for the likes of Bogart and Bogarde a hat wasn’t a prop or something dug up by the wardrobe mistress. It was actually the most natural thing in the world to don a fedora because that’s what they wore off-screen. Read more ›››