Monday, May 23, 2011

Inspiration from the Movies - Shelley Duvall as Millie Lammoreaux in Robert Altman's 3 Women

3 WOMEN is one of my favorite movies. It was released in 1977 and is directed by Robert Alman.
The film tells the story of three women whose identities blur, shift and merge in a psychological story of transference and dependence.

Altman's films are all about layers: visual, aural, and thematic, and 3 WOMEN is a fantastic example. The entire cast is extraordinary, with Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek both giving their finest performance ever.

Shelley Duvall is simply amazing as the self-deluded Millie, who's ignored by everyone except Sissy's character as she babbles on endlessly about TV commercials, recipes she collects from magazines, entertaining cheaply and her (non-existent) social life. The actress BRILLIANTLY makes Millie a pathetic yet gallant creature we somehow find inspiring.

Millie's convinced that she's got great style.  Many tend to agree!

Here's the trailer to 3 women.  It's narrated by Millie.  Our favorite line is "I guess she's never lived in a decorated place before"

And here are some awesome vintage finds on Etsy that remind us of Millie's kitchen in the photo above!
from riverviewgems

from pumpkintruck
from our shop, bootsngus

from elizabethwrenvintage
from our shop, bootsngus

from june22

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